Controversial top secret flights carrying Dounreay’s deadly nuclear waste from Scotland to the USA resumed at the weekend. A US Air Force C-17 Globemaster touched down at Wick airport at 11.51am on Saturday to receive a load of highly enriched uranium, one of the products used in the construction of nuclear bombs. Roads around Wick airport were closed prior to the convoy arriving at 12.36pm, heavily guarded by armed officers from Police Scotland and from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary on its 31-mile journey from Dounreay. The waste deal was trumpeted by former Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama arranging for highly enriched uranium to be flown from Wick to the US in return for “medical grade” uranium to make radioisotopes for detecting cancer.
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