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originally posted by: ryan2010
news.bbcimg.co.uk... it seems there was an incident up in Scotland where some radioactivity was released after a fire at a proto type fast reactor facility, this is worrying only now its been broadcast it happened last month, couldn't manage to keep a lid on it I expect
The incident happened on the same day a blaze broke out on a ship transporting radioactive waste from Dounreay to Belgium.
The blaze started in one of the MV Parida's two funnels on the night of 7 October.
It lost power and started drifting towards an oil platform in the Moray Firth. Fifty-two people on the rig were evacuated as a precaution.
Following repairs the ship was able to resume its journey.
WWF Scotland has raised concerns about the release of radioactivity during the fire at Dounreay
Director Lang Banks said: "Thankfully no-one was injured in this incident. However, that the fire resulted in the release of radioactive material is deeply worrying and calls into question the processes currently in place to protect people and the environment.