Promoters behind the NorthCoast500 phenomenon are confident that a year of interruptions by nuclear convoys will not deter tourists. Between next Monday and June next year atomic waste will be driven from the decommissioned power plant, along the A836 from Reay to Scrabster in Caithness, before being shipped to Sellafield in Cumbria. The high security operation will leave NC500 traffic being diverted for nine miles each time, via an unclassified route running parallel.
Press & Journal 11th July 2017 read more »
A stretch of road in Caithness is to be closed for short periods on occasions over the next 12 months so nuclear material can be moved from Dounreay. The material is to be transported by road from the nuclear power complex to Scrabster harbour for shipping to Sellafield in Cumbria. A nine mile (14.4km) stretch of the A836 would be involved.
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