Gov’t: UK nuclear facility is ‘intolerable risk’ — Radioactive waste poses significant risks to people and environment

Published: November 7th, 2012 at 1:41 pm ET
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Title:Sellafield nuclear waste storage is ‘intolerable risk’
Source:  BBC News
Date: 7 November 2012
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An “intolerable risk” is being posed by hazardous waste stored in run-down buildings at Sellafield nuclear plant, a watchdog has found.

The National Audit Office (NAO) [...] concluded that over the five decades it was open, operators failed to plan how to dispose of the radioactive waste and some of the older facilities have “deteriorated so much that their contents pose significant risks to people and the environment”. [...]

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the public accounts committee, said: [...] “Hazardous radioactive waste is housed in buildings which pose ‘intolerable risks to people and the environment’. [...]

Dr Ruth Balogh, of West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth [said] “We shouldn’t build any new nuclear reactors if we can’t deal with the radioactive mess that’s already been created.”

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