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The UK Government confirmed yesterday a deal had been struck and David Cameron will set out the details in Washington where he is attending the International Nuclear Security Summit.
Officials would not comment on the planned mode of transport of the material however, citing security reasons.
PLANS to transport 700kg of highly enriched uranium to the US from Dounreay have been slammed as a "callous disregard for safety" by the Scottish Greens.
It has been revealed that the largest ever shipment of British HEU nuclear waste will be sent from the Scots storage facility, as part of a landmark deal that will help in the fight against cancer.
The highly-enriched uranium will be used to produce medical isotopes that can be used as part of a cancer-fighting treatment.
But John Finnie, Scottish Greens Justice spokesperson and MSP candidate for the Highlands and Islands, criticized the move, saying: "The UK government's attempt to present the proposal to send dangerous nuclear waste across the Atlantic as helping in the fight against cancer is at best misleading, and at worst cynical.
"Moving such a large amount of toxic waste shows callous disregard for the safety of people in the Highlands.
"There must be better ways to fight cancer than sending dangerous uranium on an 11,000km round trip."
originally posted by: Rubicon3
a reply to: gmoneystunt
Great! A possible traveling Fukushima in the Atlantic ocean! And of course they just HAVE to announce this shipment to the whole world! I guess they think they're in no danger from high seas pirates?! Or God knows what other happenstance could be waiting out there....
originally posted by: Maxatoria
If they're saying they're shipping something that can be used as a dirty bomb in public the actual chances of it having anything dangerous are pretty much zero as theres no way they'll give the route out for such thing in advance.