Each year, various weapons are being tested on military zones in Europe. Near Bourges, France, the army has exploded thousands of shells with depleted uranium. In Sardinia, Italy, tens of thousands of missiles have been launched, in the open air, by NATO armies and arms manufacturers.
In France, the army refuses to inform the population about the fallout for the thorium contained in the Franco-German missile Milan. In Italy, a prosecutor from Sardinia has opened two investigations to understand the high cancer rate among shepherds as well as malformations in animals and the local people.