Public Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 8th June 2007.

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Question S3W-197

To ask the Scottish Executive what level of increased health risk there would be from the transport and installation of a replacement system for Trident.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

Public health risks associated with the transport and handling of Defence Nuclear Materials are addressed by provisions currently in place.

The MOD maintains contingency plans to deal with accidents and conducts regular nuclear accident response exercises designed to test these plans.

The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 sets down the requirements and responsibilities of operators, carriers and local authorities in responding to a reasonably foreseeable radiation emergency.

The Scottish Government is opposed to a replacement system for trident.

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