John Questions Scottish Government Over “Unsafe” Nuclear Flights

https://theferret.scot/safety-rules-broken-highland-nuclear-flights/

Over the weekend (17&18th December) serious safety concerns were raised regarding flights leaving Wick Airport for the United States of America, carrying highly enriched weapons grade Uranium from Dounreay. John sought to raise the matter with the Scottish Government during Tuesday’s (20th December) Topical Question time, however the question was not selected.

Following this John lodged a number of written questions to the Scottish Government which you can read below. All questions are expected to be answered by: 17/01/2017. You can check on the questions here: http://bit.ly/2hUAu0f , on John’s Website or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JohnFinnieHI/

 

Question S5W-05749: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what additional costs Police Scotland will incur as a result of the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05747: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the person or organisation that has responsibility for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05744: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government who was consulted regarding the use of Wick Airport for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05751: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with the Highland and Orkney Islands councils regarding Wick Airport being used for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05756: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government how the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 and other (a) health and safety and (b) aviation legislation applies to Wick Airport being used for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05741: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will take action to stop Wick Airport being used for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US pending an independent assessment of the safety of such activity.

Question S5W-05752: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what assurances it has received that the highly enriched uranium transported from Dounreay to the US will not be used to arm nuclear warheads.

Question S5W-05745: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government what factors were considered prior to the decision to allow Wick Airport to be used for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05750: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government how communities close to Wick Airport were consulted regarding it being used for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05748: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish any risk assessments associated with the use of Wick Airport for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.

Question S5W-05746: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2016

To ask the Scottish Government who has responsibility for the transportation of highly enriched uranium from Dounreay to the US.