The UK's Ministry of Defence has been evading an international ban on dumping radioactive waste into the sea.
It has redefined thousands of uranium weapons fired in the Solway Firth as "placements".
At an MoD meeting in June 2004, an official pointed out that there could be "a future problem" firing Depleted Uranium into the sea.
The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, known as the OSPAR convention, agreed by 15 governments, including the UK, said "it was illegal to dump waste into the sea".
But another official said there was no problem because the MoD's interpretation was "the projectiles were placements not dumping".
MoD 'places' its depleted uranium shells in in the Solway Firth | Herald Scotland / "Cynical" depleted uranium testing - Dumfries and Galloway Standard
People in the Kircudbright area point to cancer and leukaemia clusters around the Dundrennan range.
Local people say there have been misfirings on the Dundrennan range.
Some report that "the site is littered with unexploded ordnance; that there has been a strange red dust on the road that borders the base; that a quartermaster died of leukaemia."
There are reports of traces of beryllium, a component of depleted uranium, being found 30 miles away from Dundrennan.
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Sellafield, in Cumbria, in the UK.
On 22 March 2013, it was reported that the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant has been shut down because of severe weather conditions.
A 'site incident' was declared at the Cumbria base and plants moved to a "controlled, safe, shut-down state".
Sellafield shutdown: Severe weather closes nuclear site
The Slog blogger has obtained graphs from four Irish airports, all of which show an airborne radiation blip shortly after the incident.
"Clouds of radon are hitting the monitors randomly, but the timing of the hits is most relevant here I believe.
"The low level wind chart shows the wind blowing to the north west, and it is possible some has moved down the channel as the east coast of Ireland shows a higher reading on the coastal monitoring stations.
"But the whole of Ireland looks like it is getting a hit.
"The winds taking the main plume out to the Atlantic are likely to bring this contamination back to either Ireland or even the UK as there is a moving LOW pressure zone west of Ireland."
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