Defence Force admits ammunition contaminated land

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 11 June 2021

The Defence Force has contaminated the land with heavy metals from ammunition but has not revealed just how badly.

It has released one lot of tests showing limited contamination at Waiouru army camp, but not the details about finding 'elevated' levels elsewhere.

Defence is changing how it handles ammunition to cut down the impacts - which in one case include a staffer getting blood poisoning.

Phil Pennington is looking into this.