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Trimingham mystery solved?

Martin Rosenbaum | 12:19 UK time, Friday, 3 November 2006

The Ministry of Defence admitted yesterday that a misaligned radar system at an RAF base in Norfolk could be affecting the electrics of passing cars.

This follows speculation earlier this year over whether mysterious emissions from the base at Trimingham could indeed be causing problems for local road traffic in this remote coastal area. 'It's like the X-Files, isn't it?', says a local mechanic.

The BBC did try to find out, using the Environmental Information Regulations, what forms of radiation were being emitted from RAF Trimingham. This is what the MoD told us. No mention of the X-Files here. But it is good to be able to get an answer to this kind of question.

On the other hand, if the radar was pointed at passing traffic, was it leaving an unprotected gap in the sky above?

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