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Anger over Scotland's nuke trains

HIGHLAND residents have demonstrated against trains carrying radioactive waste through Scotland’s most spectacular scenery.

The Highlands Against Nuclear Transport (Hant) and Cromarty Peace Group (CPG) joined forces on Sunday to object to nuclear trains from Dounreay in Caithness to Sellafield in Cumbria.

The groups demonstrated at Inverness railway station, urging passengers to sign postcards to send to the Westminster government registering opposition to the movements.

Simon Evans of the CPG told the Press & Journal: “We are aware of the concern about these transports and believe this demo will bring this issue to the attention of people who may have no idea that these transports are happening.”

Just a month ago, a nuclear train passed a signal at danger and risked a crash with the Caledonian Sleeper to Inverness. At the time, Hant chair Tor Justad said the slip-up “should concern everyone in Scotland.”

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