Questions about the possible threat of terrorist sabotage on convoys transporting Hunterston power station waste have been raised with the body that regulates the nuclear industry. Dr David Lowry, a member of the Nuclear Waste Advisory Associates, asked to see copies of documents relating to cross country transport of radioacive waste between Hunterston and Torness. His Freedom of Information request went to the Office for Nuclear Regulation. But after receiving a reply, he complained that they did not answer his queries properly — and now an appeal has found in his favour. The move by Dr Lowry adds a new twist to the debate over EDF’s controversial proposals for transferring Intermediate Level Waste. They have requested a licence from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency who in turn are seeking the public’s views on the proposals.
Largs and Millport Weekly News 5th Sept 2014