The discovery of a highly radioactive nuclear fuel element at Hunterston in North Ayrshire has sparked concerns about an “alarming safety lapse”.
The company that runs the port at Hunterston in North Ayrshire wants to use it to break up the radioactive hulks of defunct nuclear submarines.
Running an ageing nuclear reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire for another year could cause cracks in its core to rise 65 per cent to nearly a thousand.
The energy company EDF is planning to operate a cracked nuclear power station at Hunterston in North Ayrshire for another year before closing it down for good.
Cracks that could increase the risk of a radioactive accident at Torness nuclear station in East Lothian will start appearing six years sooner than previously thought, says UK safety watchdog.
The Ministry of Defence has been attacked for planning to increase discharges of radioactive waste from Faslane into the Firth of Clyde by up to 50 times.
The graphite cores of two ageing nuclear reactors at Hunterston in North Ayrshire have begun to crumble as cracks spread.
Plans by the Ministry of Defence to rethink the disposal of radioactive waste from 27 defunct nuclear submarines have come under fierce fire from campaigners.
More than 350 cracks have been discovered in an ageing nuclear power reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire, breaching an agreed safety limit and prompting calls for a permanent shutdown.