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Scottish MP seeks commitment from UK govt to protect Beaufot’s Dyke from nuclear waste dumping

MSP concerned about potential for dumping in Beaufort’s Dyke. South
Scotland list MSP Emma Harper (SNP) is seeking a commitment from the UK
Government that Beaufort’s Dyke will not be used as a dumpsite for
nuclear and radioactive waste.

Ms Harper has written to the Secretary of
State for Scotland and the Defence Secretary following speculation that
through committing to upgrading the A75 and building a new nuclear power
station, that the Government will once again use Beaufort’s Dyke as
dumping site.

Previously Ms Harper has also raised concerns over the noted
increase in the amount of unexploded ordnance which has washed up on
beaches across south west Scotland over recent years. Beaufort’s Dyke
became the United Kingdom’s largest offshore dumpsite for surplus
conventional and chemical munitions after the Second World War.

 Galloway Gazette 12th Nov 2021

November 15, 2021 - Posted by | UK, wastes

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