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Anger as EDF tries to shrink emergency zone around Scottish nuclear plant

Anger as EDF tries to shrink emergency zone around Scottish nuclear plant, Telegraph,  Ed Clowes16 DECEMBER 2019 .
Follow The emergency zone around Hunterston B, an ageing nuclear power plant in Scotland, sprawls for more than 2km in every direction. Residents of this zone are regularly given iodine pills to take in the event of a nuclear disaster.However, French state-owned EDF Energy has come under fire for attempting to reduce the emergency zone to 1km, potentially exposing residents further away to harmful levels of radiation if an accident were to take place.

Activists claim the zone should be expanded rather than contracted. A recent change in the law has placed the responsibility for zoning around nuclear facilities with local authorities, rather than the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

North Ayrshire...(subscribers only)   https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/12/16/anger-edf-tries-shrink-emergency-zone-around-scottish-nuclear/

December 17, 2019 - Posted by | safety, UK

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