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Labours Nuclear Nightmare

homer_simpson_nnuclear_power_plant-756408All of last week there was a big debate about the SNP Governments ‘anti-Glasgow’ agenda due to cutting the GARL (Glasgow airport link) in the face of oncoming economic cutbacks (we gave the banks are our money).

While no-one mentioned that Scotlands’s other major infrastructure (the fifth Forth Bridge) is also now looking pretty doubtful – it was a good story for Unionist journos, agitated SNP activists like ‘Mediawatch2009’ worried about the impending North East ByElection. But if you really want to talk about dumping on Glasgow you can’t do better than Rob Edwards exclusive:

Thousands of litres of radioactive waste have leaked into the Firth of Clyde from the Hunterston nuclear power station in breach of pollution law. The station has been accused by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), of breaking legal promises it made to prevent people and the environment from being contaminated by radioactivity. Sepa says it is “deeply concerned” about the leak. Pete Roche, a former government adviser on radiation safety, said:

“There is no such thing as a safe level of radiation, so any increase in discharges means an increased risk of cancer and health effects. Yet another mistake by the industry is yet another reason not to go ahead with Gordon Brown’s nuclear nightmare.”

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