STIRLING COUNCIL has said that nuclear convoys are not welcome in a motion passed by a meeting last Thursday. Such convoys frequently pass through the city and neighbouring towns, transporting nuclear warheads to and from Faslane Naval Base on the Clyde. A recent report has shown that such convoys have seen 180 ‘mishaps’ over just a 16 year period and new analysis has mapped the potential impact that contamination from nuclear material could have in the event of any serious road accident. The motion, originally submitted by SNP councillors, resulted in a combined amendment signed by the SNP and Labour leader. All parties voted unanimously for the motion that called for Stirling to be a “nuclear free zone” except from the Conservative group.
Stirling News 11th Oct 2016 read more »
Thirteen local authority areas in Wales have been identified in a Ministry of Defence report as having nuclear weapons material passing through or over them. A Plaid Cymru MP has called on the UK Government to come clean about what is going on. But the MoD refuses to give any information about the transportation of the material, saying it never discusses such matters for security reasons. The revelation has surprised nuclear experts, who say material used in Britain’s nuclear arsenal is usually transported by road from Berkshire to a location near Glasgow. David Lowry, a Welsh nuclear specialist who has advised a number of parliamentarians including Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn and been an expert witness, came across the published MoD report called Local Authority and Emergency Services Information Edition 10 by accident. It lists 13 of Wales’ 22 local authorities, all in South Wales and Mid Wales.
Wales Online 12th Oct 2016 read more »