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Opposition to dangerous air flights carrying radioactive wastes

Campaigners aim to raise awareness of Moray nuclear flights at meeting, The Press and Journal, Aberdeen, August 20, 2017 Anti-nuclear campaigners will meet in Moray to press for alternatives to transporting radioactive waste through the region.

Uranium from the Dounreay power plant in Caithness has been loaded on to planes leaving Wick Airport over the last year.  However, the US Air Force aircraft need to touch down at RAF Lossiemouth because the runway at Wick is too short when they are fully-fuelled.

Activists have called for the waste to be kept in the north of Scotland to reduce the potential for risks during the transfers.And now the campaigners will meet in Findhorn to raise awareness of the flights that are done in secret to increase security.

Tor Justad, chairman of Highlands Against Nuclear Transport, said: “I’m consistently amazed at how little people know about what’s going on.

“The public should be much better informed about the risks that are involved in these kinds of transfers.

“By transporting the waste you are vastly increasing the risk of some kind of terrorist attack. It’s unthinkable what might happen if something were to happen 1,000 feet up in the air.”…..The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 29, in East Whins House at the Findhorn Foundation at 7.30pm. https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1311598/campaigners-aim-to-raise-awareness-of-moray-nuclear-flights-at-meeting/

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August 21, 2017 - Posted by | safety, UK

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