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Tuesday
Sep222009

Scottish reactor leaks low-level waste

Environmentalists in Scotland sounded the warning once more about the nuclear industry's incompetence when it was found that the Hunterston B reactor had leaked so-called low-level radioactive waste into the Firth of Clyde. Lang Banks, a spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund said: ". . .the history of nuclear power plants is littered with final warnings . . . Nuclear power is a dirty, dangerous and expensive energy source. The sooner Scotland is nuclear-free the better.’’