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    Default What Should Be Done About Sellafield ?

    Interesting and inevitable article here.

    http://www.edie.ie/news/news_story.asp?id=19635

    Makes you think its on our doorstep..

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    Default Re: Irish raise Sellafield fears following Fukushima

    Quote Originally Posted by eskerman View Post
    Interesting and inevitable article here.

    http://www.edie.ie/news/news_story.asp?id=19635

    Makes you think its on our doorstep..
    Worth a thread of its own, Eskerman - would you mind if I split if off ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Worth a thread of its own, Eskerman - would you mind if I split if off ?
    No problem CF...

    Thanks..

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    It is as close to Dublin as is Cork.

    Aren't there plants in Wales even closer ?

    Phil Hogan, Ireland's environment minister, met with his UK counterpart Chris Huhne over the weekend.

    The meeting took place at an Informal Council of European Union Environment ministers held in Budapest.

    At the meeting, the minister, while acknowledging the on-going constructive dialogue between the Irish and UK authorities on nuclear safety issues, re-iterated the concerns of the Irish Government in relation to Sellafield, both in relation to discharges into the Irish Sea and the risks associated with an accident at the plant.

    Mr Hogan said the Irish Government's view that Sellafield should be covered by the 'stress-testing' arrangements agreed at the European Council last week.

    Speaking after the meeting, Mr Hogan said: "Ireland will be engaging constructively in the rigorous application of the stress test regime and in pressing urgently for any follow up required on foot of its findings.

    "Our paramount concern is to ensure that the highest levels of nuclear safety are in place."
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    Phil Hogan should stick with this as a dog with a bone.
    We were warned about Sellafield decades ago, the name even making it into popular music.

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    Default Re: What Should Be Done About Sellafield ?

    Yip! Wylfa Caemes Bay, not far from Amlwch and the Bulls Head pothouse!

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    Jesus wept.

    The Sellafield nuclear site is riddled with potentially lethal safety flaws, according to a BBC investigation.

    The Panorama programme, broadcast on Monday night, uncovered a raft of safety issues on the site in Cumbria which stores almost all of the country’s nuclear waste.



    Panorama revealed how radioactive chemicals are stored in plastic bottles on the site that should only ever have been used as short-term storage.




    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...g-bbc-panorama
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    140 tonnes of plutonium is sitting in Sellafield with no apparent use or future, other than in being a massive liability.

    Nuclear power stations in Britain have always been driven by military goals.

    http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/..._omission.html

    All children's teeth in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have plutonium in them that originated in Sellafield. The nearer to Cumbria, the higher the dose.

    Irish children's teeth presumably have not been tested.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/...olitics.health
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