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Environmental impacts of UK military activities

Date released
18 March 2020
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following data/information from the ONR:

  1. A list of all the reports published or commissioned by the ONR in the last five years documenting the environmental impacts of defence-related operations or sites in the UK, including those related to US-run military facilities. Please state URLs where those reports are online or, if not, details on how to obtain copies.
  2. A list of legal cases that involved the ONR in the last five years, and were pursued against the Royal Navy, the British Army, the Royal Air Force, or any civilian branch of the Ministry of Defence or one of its agencies or public bodies. Please also provide a short summary of each case and state whether any prosecutions resulted.

Information released

With regards to question 1, following a search of our document management system, I confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, we do not hold the information related to your request.

We suggest that the request for information in relation to environmental impacts of defence related activities or sites would be better directed at the relevant Environment Agencies. Contact details listed below.

Other publically available reports that may be of interest:

With regards to question 2, I can confirm that under Section 21 of the FOIA , we publish a list of enforcement action taken by ONR on our website , with the links to specific cases providing a short summary of each case as requested.

Exemptions applied

Section 1

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable