Sea transport plan fuels nuclear fears

By Ryan Crighton business editor

Published: 09/12/2013

SOME of Scotland’s most important fishing grounds could be used to ship tonnes of nuclear fuel from Dounreay, it has emerged.

Papers seen by the Press and Journal show that bosses at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) are considering using ships to shift material known as “exotics” – including highly-enriched uranium.

The body is already under fire for taking 44 tonnes of unirradiated plutonium and highly enriched uranium the length of Scotland by rail.

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