Highland Council has set out its planned response to the “unlikely event” of an emergency involving a nuclear submarine’s reactor. The local authority’s area has an operational berth for Royal Navy submarines in Loch Ewe in Wester Ross. It is required to plan for how it would help with the response to a reactor failure that resulted in radioactive contamination. Actions include exclusion zones and potential evacuations of properties. The area around Loch Ewe, which was a gathering point for supply ship convoys to Russia in World War Two, is sparsely populated.
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