Man held at port nuclear protest

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The Independent Online
One man was arrested last night as environmental protesters attempted to prevent two lorries carrying spent nuclear fuel leaving the port of Scrabster on the Scottish north coast.

The vehicles had collected the consignment of 52 highly-toxic rods from a German ship before transporting the two 13.5 ton flasks to the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness, where it will be reprocessed early next year.

The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament attacked the decision to ship the consignment to Scrabster, claiming the risk of fierce storms in the North Sea at this time of year had been ignored.