Fresh volcano ash cloud prompts fears for hospital patients

Published: 03/05/2010

FEARS the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud may strike the north of Scotland again have forced health chiefs to put contingency plans in place.

Last month, the plume of ash from the Eyjafjallajokull eruption paralysed the skies across Europe creating chaos for thousands of travellers.

Planes were grounded to avoid engines getting clogged by the debris-contaminated cloud. The eruption abated last week and the cloud stayed around Iceland.

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