Extra noise warning from MOD range
9:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in County News
Extra noise may be heard from the MOD range at Pendine this week from an important firing trial which is taking place.
Described as 'crucial trial activity', the limited number of firings begins on Saturday October 13th and is due to continue until Sunday October 21st.
The trial has received Ministry of Defence approval to potentially exceed the 135 decibel limit at the range boundary, under which the site normally operates, for the period of the trial. However, the statutory noise limit of 140 decibels will not be exceeded and firings will only take place betwween 9am and 6pm.
This is on account of the 'importance of the work', said a spokesman for QinetiQ (correct), which manages the range on benalf of the MOD and delivers test, evaluation and trainins support services to the UK MOD and its allies.
As a courtesy, the Defence Minister has written to the constituency MPs and AMs for both Pendine and Ferryside, and QinetiQ has notified local councils, police and fire.
Added the spokesman: "QintetiQ apologises in advance for any disturbance the trial may cause."
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