The power company, EDF Energy, has come under fire for advising that the emergency zone to protect people around its cracked nuclear reactors at Hunterston could be shrunk to a kilometre. The current zone – within which evacuation, sheltering and anti-radiation pills are planned in the event of an accident – is a radius of 2.4 kilometres from the nuclear power station on the Ayrshire coast. But EDF has now told North Ayrshire Council that urgent protective measures were “justified within a maximum distance of 1km from the site for protection of the public”. Its assessment was based on the “most pessimistic” assumptions, it said.
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