Training may exceed limit
THE Ministry of Defence says crucial training, consisting of a limited number of firings, is taking place at its range in Pendine this week.
It says the exercises may exceed the noise limit that usually operates at the base but will not exceed statutory limits.
The exercises started on Monday and are due to end on Friday.
Firings have been limited between the hours of 9am and 6pm.
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The range in Pendine is managed by QinetiQ.
The company says it has written to the constituency MPs and AMs for both Pendine and Ferryside and has notified Carmarthenshire Council, St Ishmaels Community Council, Dyfed-Powys Police and Fire Service.
A spokeswoman said: "Given the importance of the work, the trial has received Ministry of Defence approval to potentially exceed the 135dB limit at the range boundary, under which the site normally operates, for the period of the trial. There is no question that the statutory limit of 140dB will be exceeded.
"QinetiQ apologises in advance for any disturbance the trial may cause."
Members of the public who may have concerns can call the Careline on 0800 921345.