South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine last week attended the final consultation on the MoD proposal to store nuclear waste at Chapelcross.
Earlier this year, the MoD – which needs to find somewhere to store waste from 27 nuclear subs – revealed Chapelcross was one of five shortlisted UK sites.
Commenting, Ms McAlpine said:
“I am strongly against this proposal. It would involve moving “intermediate” level waste by road from Devonport and Rosyth for storage in an above ground facility. The Scottish government’s view is that nuclear waste should not be moved around. From the Chapelcross perspective, the image of a nuclear dump will blight the area and damage other industries, in particular food and drink, which demands a pristine environment. I will be submitting a more detailed objection to the consultation which closes on 20 February and I would encourage as many people as possible to do so as well.
“The MoD do not make it easy to comment, however there is a page of questions at the end of the official consultation document, which presents the project from their perspective.”
Alternatively you can also write or email them with your views before the 20 February here
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Pictured: Joan McAlpine attending the final MoD consultation on proposals to store nuclear waste at Chapelcross, in Victoria Hall, Annan