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New reactor for Trident may be built at Dounreay

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The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has revealed
that Government plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapon
system could result in a new nuclear reactor being built at Dounreay,
 
Rear Admiral Matthews, who is heading the programme to replace
Trident, has said that a new design of reactor will be required
for the new submarines.  Rolls Royce have indicated that this
will use a substantially different process than earlier submarine
reactors.  This means that a land-based prototype will be required. 
The prototypes for both of the earlier Naval reactors, PWR1 and
PWR2 were both built at HMS Vulcan, Dounreay.   The PWR2
prototype is operational today and is due to close in 2014. 
 

Videos of campaigning against nuclear weapons in Scotland

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A number of dramatic videos are now available showing protests against nuclear weapons in Scotland.

These are available on youtube.  Please help to circulate these videos by passing on this link.

A larger selection is on this website.

 

MP awarded for anti-nuclear stance

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Edinburgh MP Nigel Griffiths was presented with an award from two Nagasaki survivors for his stance against nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Commemoration Paisley

At a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima an SNP Councillor called on Douglas Alexander, the local MP, to take a stand against the renewal of Trident.