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Scotland Endangered: The Hazards of Nuclear
Sat 17 Mar 2018 10:30am - 6:00pm
SCND National Events



This 2018 Helensburgh CND Conference will show that the people of Scotland are endangered by the various known hazards associated with nuclear weapons regardless of whether or not anyone ever actually pushes the button.

Radioactive materials are transported on our roads, from our airports and on our railways, and our air and water are contaminated by radioactive elements and processes.

The transportation, use and storage of nuclear weapons and materials have involved numerous incidents and mishaps, nearly all of which are in the public domain, and when taken together paint a hugely frightening picture of the Trident Nuclear Weapons System in Scotland - a major accident waiting to happen, and for which there has been little or no preparation.

The likelihood of such an event has only been increased due to the aging of the current Trident system, and also because of the financial constraints owing to the eye-watering cost of Trident both present an future.



'Scotland Endangered: The hazards of nuclear' 

10.30 Registration, 11.00 Start 

Opening (Arthur West, Chair of Scottish CND) 

Short Film: Benchmark 6 (David Newbigging, Filmmaker & Artist) 

11.20 Unit 1 - Transportation (Chair Ruth Wishart, Columnist & Broadcaster) 

  • Nukes of Hazard (Rob Edwards, Investigative Journalist)
  • Unready Scotland (Jane Tallents/David McKenzie, Nukewatch)
  • Activist (Brian Quail, Scottish CND)
  • Highlands Against Nuclear Transport (Tor Justad) 

1.00 - 1.45 Lunch Break (soup & sandwich lunch provided) 

1.45 Unit 2 - Contamination (Chair Alannah Maurer, Navy Not Nuclear) 

  • Dumped at sea (Alonso Latrina film about nuclear waste disposal)
  • Tritium (Dr Ian Fairlie, Respected Independent Consultant on Radioactivity in the Environment)
  • Epidemiology (Dr Ian Fairlie, as above) 

3.15 - 3.45 Refreshment break (tea/coffee/biscuits provided) 

3.45 Unit 3 - Degradation (Chair Isobel Lindsay, Vice Chair of Scottish CND) 

  • Playing with Fire (David Cullen, Nuclear Information Service)
  • Trident Nukes Present and Future (Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dumbartonshire) 

5.55 Closing 

6.00 Finish 

Floor Manager: David Newbigging (As above) 

Livestream: Kevin Gibney (Independence Live)


Organised by Helensburgh CND


Sat 17 March 2018

10:30 – 18:00 GMT

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Helensburgh Parish Church Halls

Colquhoun Street


G84 8UP


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