The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) is frustrated to hear that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is spending £8 million upgrading the runway at Wick John O’Groats Airport to make it ready for the transport of radioactive materials from Dounreay by air to the United States. NFLA has been in discussion with the NDA and Dounreay for some time over its concerns over Dounreay transports, and this is the first time to hear about air transports of radioactive waste, following on from road, rail and sea transports. Where is the public consultation for such an important decision?
NFLA 19th April 2016 read more »
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) say all options will be considered when reviewing how radioactive material could be transported from Dounreay to the USA. This will include the potential for using Wick John O’Groats Airport which the NDA’s working on improving. At the end of March, the UK governments agreed that we would receive uranium used in the treatment of cancer, with highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Caithness being sent to the USA in exchange. Nigel Lowe is the Nuclear Decomissioning Authority’s Head of Programme for Dounreay.
MFR 19th April 2016 read more »