Decontamination work complete at Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Defence have confirmed that the decontamination efforts at the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury are complete.
This follows on-going clean-up operations to remove any potential residual contamination following the nerve agent attack on 4 March 2018. The site was visited by specialist teams and any items that may have harboured residual amounts of the agent were removed. All waste has been removed and will be disposed of safely.
A Defra spokesperson said: “Following extensive clean-up operations in Salisbury to remove any potential residual contamination resulting from the nerve agent attack on 4 March, decontamination work is now complete at the Maltings.
“The site will now be handed back to Wiltshire Council, who will decide when it is appropriate to release it back into public use.”