Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned the transport of highly radioactive nuclear waste through Paisley Gilmour Street. The fuel cores from Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station passed through Paisley – one of Scotland’s largest towns – at 1.35pm on Wednesday 2nd February 2016. Each train carries 2-3 flasks of waste between Hunterston, Torness and Sellafield, criss-crossing the most highly populated parts of Scotland. The trains use the ordinary trail service, slotted in between other freight trains and passenger trains. Recent repairs to the west coast mainline meant that trains took some unusual routes, weaving between Scottish towns. The sealed flasks contain spent nuclear fuel rods and water to cool them. Members of Scottish CND filmed trains carrying flasks of radioactive fuel passing through Gilmour Street station as passengers waited on nearby platforms.
Renfrewshire24 4th March 2016 read more »
Anti-nuclear campaigners have called for an end of toxic waste being transported through the heart of Paisley. Members of Scottish CND filmed trains carrying flasks of radioactive fuel passing through Gilmour Street station as passengers waited on nearby platforms. Protestors believe as many as three trains each week pass through Renfrewshire carrying the highly hazardous waste between Hunterston B power station, in Ayrshire, and the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning site in Cumbria.
Daily Record 4th March 2016 read more »