Seven other nuclear power stations in Scotland and England could be under threat after cracks were found at Hunterston.
New cracks have been discovered in one of Scotland’s ageing nuclear reactors, raising radiation safety fears and resulting in a prolonged shutdown.
A west coast community is in dispute with a power company over giant wind turbines which are allegedly causing debilitating health problems.
The nuclear industry is bidding to relax safety standards by doubling the number of cracks allowed in the radioactive cores of Scotland’s ageing reactors.
The police force charged with guarding UK nuclear power plants has admitted to 21 breaches of security, including lost smart phones and identity cards.
A report for local authorities says that nuclear plants are vulnerable to drone strikes, cyber attacks and terrorist infiltrators.