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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

MoD accused of expanding sub test area without consultation

Astute class SSNThe Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been accused of almost doubling the size of a submarine test site in Scotland without any prior consultation.

The British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) is in the Inner Sound between the Isle of Raasay and Applecross on the mainland.

Fishing is banned in the BUTEC which was six miles (10km) long, three miles (6km) wide and up to 656ft (200m) deep.

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