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Green Party MP voices dangers of nuclear waste dump at Plymouth, questions Trident plan

logo-uk-green-partyGreen party representative voices outrage at nuclear waste in Plymouth http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Green-party-voices-outrage-nuclear-waste-Plymouth/story-28535265-detail/story.html  By Plymouth Herald  January 15, 2016 A GREEN party MEP has spoken out about her outrage regarding nuclear waste in Plymouth.

Molly Scott Cato, the Green Party MEP for the region believes that local jobs linked to Trident submarines could be replaced by better, more socially useful employment and is urging local authorities and unions to back a process of “industrial conversion”.

The controversial question of whether to commission a new generation of nuclear-armed Trident submarines, at an estimated cost of £100bn will be discussed by the UK Parliament later this year.

Molly said: “I am deeply concerned about the health and safety hazards this nuclear waste dump poses to so many of my constituents.

 “This danger has been allowed to fester and grow for over twenty years in the heart of a major city.

“This is totally unacceptable.

“The dangers posed by nuclear waste are just one of the reasons that Greens have always been united in opposition to the replacement of the UK’s nuclear-armed Trident submarines.

“We also believe that nuclear weapons are immoral, unusable and a totally unacceptable use of public money.”

The government backs replacement, while Labour appear divided and are currently reviewing their policy on the issue

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January 15, 2016 - Posted by | general

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