The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) and KIMO International submits today a joint response to a Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) consultation considering a Ministry of Defence (MoD) application to vary radioactive discharges at the Faslane and Coulport naval site on the Clyde Estuary, particularly affecting the Gare Loch. The MoD has submitted an application to SEPA for the disposal of radioactive waste at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde, Coulport and Faslane. The application covers discharges from a new effluent treatment facility at Faslane and seeks to update existing arrangements. The SEPA consultation ends on the 6th March 2020.
NFLA 2nd March 2020 read more »
THERE are reports this week that the Ministry of Defence wants to increase the amount of nuclear waste it dumps into the Firth of Clyde. The key word there is increase, as the MoD has been using Scotland as a dumping ground for its waste for a very long time, and continues to do so. Right now, we only know the amount of waste and damage that the notoriously secretive British state is prepared to admit to. We can be certain that there’s a great deal more of it than they are so far not admitting to.
The National 3rd March 2020 read more »
Fears have been raised after the Ministry of Defence revealed plans that could result in a significant increase in levels of radioactive waste being discharged into the sea. Lynn Jamieson, its chair, said: “The MoD is making the situation look much better by emphasising the lowering of discharge limits, which distracts from the fact that they are increasing the quantities of discharges – some of them by a significant amount.” Richard Dixon, director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “The official scientific view is that no level of radiation is safe, so even if it’s a low level the more you have the greater the risk that it will do something to you – including causing cancer.
Scotsman 3rd March 2020 read more »