Explosives: Waste Disposal

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to her Department's archived document entitled British Isles Explosive Dumping Grounds, what monitoring her Department undertakes of explosives dumped at the following areas and positions (a) Off the Continental Shelf 48 20 00 N 13 40 00 W, (b) East of Aberdeen 57 09 00 N 01 58 30 W, (c) Loch Linnhe 56 30 00 N 05 37 00 W, (d) Inner Sound 57 19 00 N 05 51 00 W (e) Isle of May, Firth of Forth 56 10 45 N 02 30 15 W, (f) Hurd Deep 49 30 00 N 03 34 00 W ,(g) St Catherines Deep 50 34 00 N 01 12 00 W, (h) East of Orford Ness 52 07 00 N 01 55 00 E, (i) East Swin (Kings Channel) 51 47 30 N 01 30 00 E, (j) NW of Alderney 49 50 00 N 02 18 00 W, (k) NW of Alderney 49 47 00N 02 17 00 W, (l) SSW Guernsey 49 18 00 N 02 42 00 W, (m) Whitesand Bay (Plymouth) 50 18 45 N 04 16 00 W, (n) Milford Haven 51 34 30 N 05 01 00 W, (o) Milford Haven 51 38 00 N 05 20 00W, (p) Milford Haven 51 43 30 N 05 33 45 W, (q) Sound of Mull 56 30 00 N 05 37 00 W and (r) Isle of May (Firth of Forth) 56 11 24 N 02 29 00 W.

Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to her Department's archived document entitled British Isles Explosive Dumping Grounds, what monitoring her Department undertakes of chemical weapons dumped on the following dates and at the following areas and positions (a) 02.07.45, Lat 58 00.9 N, Lon 11 00.0 W, Empire Fal, 2000M, (b) 11.09.45, Lat 55 30.00 N, Lon 11 00.00 W, Empire Simba, 2500M, (c) 01.10.45, Lat 55 30.00 N, Lon 11 00.00 W, Empire Cormorant, 2500M, (d) 30.10.45, Lat 55 30.00 N, Lon 11 00.00 W, Wairuna, 2500M, (e) 30.12.45, Lat 55 30.00 N, Lon 11 00.00 W, Botlea, 2500M, (f) 25.08.46, Lat 47 57.00 N, Lon 08 33.24 W, Empire Peacock, 700-800M, (g) 03.09.46, Lat 48 03.00 N, Lon 08 09.00 W, Empire Nutfield, 500M, (h) 01.10.46, Lat 47 54.00 N, Lon 08 21.00 W, Kindersley, 1000M, (i) 02.11.46, Lat 59 00.00 N, Lon 07 40.00 W, Empire Woodlark, 800M, (j) 11.11.46, Lat 48 00.00 N, Lon 08 21.00 W, Lanark, 800-900M, (k) 05.02.47, Lat 47 40.00 N, Dora Oldendorf, 3500-4000M, (l) 27.07.47, Lat 47 55.00 N, Lon 08 17.00 W, Empire Lark, 750-800M, (m) 09.08.47, Lat 56 22.00 N, Lon 09 27.00 W, Leighton, 1300M, (n) 08.09.47, Lat 47 47.30 N, Lon 08 21.00 W, Thorpe Bay, 1500M, (o) 03.11.47, Lat 47 36.00 N, Lon 09 31.00 W, Margo, 4100M, (p) 01.03.48, Lat 47 55.00 N, Lon 08 58.00 W, Harm Freitzen, 2500M, (q) 22.08.48, Lat 47 16.30 N, Lon 09 24.00 W, Empire Success, 4200M, (r) 22.09.48, Lat 47 23.00 N, Lon 09 24.00 W, Miervaldis, 4000M, (s) 20.06.49, Lat 47 52.00 N, Lon 08 51.00 W, Empire Connyngham, 2000M, (t) 27.07.55, Lat 56 30.00 N, Lon 12 00.00 W, Empire Claire, 2500M, (u) 30.05.56, Lat 56 30.00 N, Lon 12 00.00 W, Vogtland, 2500M, (v) 23.07.56, Lat 56 31.00 N, Lon 12 05.00 W, Krotka, 2500M, (w) ??.06.56, Lat 56 00 N, Lon 10 00 W, UNKNOWN, 2000M and (x) ??.06-09.56, Lat 56 00 N, UNKNOWN, 2000M.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence conducts no routine monitoring of these sea-dumping sites.

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