Title: Legacy Danger: Old Nuclear Waste Found in English Channel
Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE
Author: Nicola Kuhrt
Date: April 12, 2013
German journalists have discovered barrels of radioactive waste on the floor of the English Channel [...] It was previously thought the material had dissipated [...]
[...] a new investigative report from the joint French-German public broadcaster ARTE has concluded that the waste is still intact at the bottom of the sea.
[...] German public broadcaster SWR [...] discovered two nuclear waste barrels at a depth of 124 meters (406 feet) just kilometers from the French coast.
[...] The British barrels are estimated to have contained 58 trillion becquerels (units of radioactivity), while the Belgian barrels held some 2.4 trillion bequerels. [...]
‘High Potential for Danger’
[...] “I believe that at such shallow depths these barrels pose a high potential for danger,” Green Party parliamentarian and nuclear policy spokesperson Sylvia Kotting-Uhl told the broadcaster. [...]
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Published: April 12th, 2013 at 10:07 am ET