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Sellafield safety concerns in 2016

McTell

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BBC Panorama program yesterday on this. I like nuke power but it is expensive. Here's why:


Sellafield safety concerns revealed by BBC - FT.com

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/05/sellafield-nuclear-plant-riddled-safety-flaws-according-bbc-panorama

Sellafield safety concerns uncovered by BBC Panorama - BBC News

Panorama found parts of Sellafield regularly have too few staff to operate safely and that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.
The programme was told that parts of the facility are dangerously rundown.
Sellafield says the site in Cumbria is safe and has been improved with significant investment in recent years.
The Panorama investigation was prompted by a whistle-blower - a former senior manager who was worried by conditions.
He explained that his biggest fear was a fire in one of the nuclear waste silos or one of the processing plants and said: "If there is a fire there it could generate a plume of radiological waste that will go across Western Europe."



Way back Sellafield was called Windscale.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windscale_fire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sellafield
 


Dame_Enda

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The reason the reprocessing plant is kept going is to reprocess spent nuclear fuel from nuclear plants so it can be used to make nuclear weapons.
 

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