EDF Energy have condemned claims that nuclear material travelling through South Ayrshire towns via freight trains are dangerous. Ayrshire CND raised concerns about the substances, believed to be transferred through Ayr, Prestwick and Barassie three times a week, for public health and safety, Ayrshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) believe this is against the Scottish Government policy and have researched the dangers of nuclear material transported by train. There are fears that trains can leak radiation and are not allowed to stop in a rail siding to prevent an accident. But EDF Energy say this is not the case.
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