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What if it happened here ?

The US have advised all American citizens who are within 50 miles (80 kms) of the Fukushima nuclear accident to evacuate.  This map illustrates what this would mean if it was applied to any of the nuclear sites in Scotland.  Today there are nuclear power stations at Hunterston and Torness.  All British nuclear weapons and most nuclear-powered submarines are based at Faslane.  There is spent nuclear fuel and an operational military reactor at Dounreay. 

The map doesn't illustrate the other areas which could be affected by an accident on a nuclear submarine at sea, anywhere around Scotland, or an accident during the transport of nuclear weapons across the roads of Southern Scotland.

Presentation to SCND AGM 2012

Dr Rebecca Johnson (Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy) gave a presentation to Scottish CND's annual conference on 17 November. The presentation was titled: "New International Game Changers: Scotland's Role and Responsibilities". Presentation (7 Mb pdf)

2017 Scottish CND AGM & Conference

Please join us for our AGM and Annual conference at 

St Columba's by the Castle, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW 

on Saturday November 11 

( please note, this is not the venue originally advertised) 

Make a special donation for the rally on the 22 Sep

To make a special donation please visit the crowdfunding page here  or send a cheque to Scottish CND

 

Scottish CND AGM 2018

Doublespeak on nuclear proliferation

Bill Kidd MSP attended the 2008 Preparatory Committee for
the Non Proliferation Treaty review conference in 2010 on
behalf of Scottish CND

Report on 2010 NPT conference

Clinton lost nuclear biscuit

President Clinton lost the "biscuit" containing the code for launching nuclear armageddon and it was several months before it was discovered, ABC News revealed.  One version of the story is that the biscuit went missing on the day the story about his affair with Monica Lewinsky first surfaced.

Statement on Fukushima

Alan Mackinnon, Chair of Scottish CND, issued the following statement on the accident in Japan: 

“Scottish CND expresses its deepest sympathy to the people of northern Japan whose lives and communities have been devastated by the recent earthquake and the resulting tsunami and nuclear accidents. But the explosions and likely core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were predictable consequences of relying on nuclear power generation - an inherently unsafe technology - especially in a seismically unstable region. The strategy of building nuclear power stations in coastal areas is common to Japan and Britain and even without an earthquake it makes them highly vulnerable to rising sea levels, coastal flooding and extreme weather events which are a feature of climate change. This accident comes only weeks before the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe. 

MOD consultation on scrapped submarines

A sixteen week public consultation by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on options for dismantling submarines that have left service with the Royal Navy starts today (28 October 2011). The consultation aims to seek the views of the public on disposal of the Navy's redundant nuclear submarines, which are contaminated with radioactive waste.