Published: 15/09/2012 11:00 - Updated: 15/09/2012 17:05

Protesters condemn Dounreay N-fuel rail runs

NFLA say that transporting breeder fuels by rail is a potential target for terrorists.
NFLA say that transporting breeder fuels by rail is a potential target for terrorists.

TRANSPORT of nuclear fuels between Caithness and Cumbria is putting the country at risk of a terrorist attack, according to the Nuclear Free Local Authorities.

The NFLA registers its opposition to the transfer of breeder fuel material from Dounreay to Sellafield in its report into the possibility of a UK nuclear emergency disaster in the wake of the Fukashima disaster last year.

In its report, the NFLA strongly opposes the rail movement across remote rural parts of Scotland and queries whether there will be armed guards on the trains.

“The Scottish rail network is limited and there are only a certain amounts of routes such transports can take,” it said. “This creates both a major security risk and a potential target for a malicious attack.”

It is estimated that as many as 60 transports could take place across Scotland to take all material to Sellafield.

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