Dangerous and costly leak at Sellafield
A leak, described as
The article comments that the United States had long abandoned reprocessing, but the DTI, which owns Sellafield, pressed stubbornly on, despite the cost of the structure, the dangers it created from possible terrorist strike, the production of plutonium into a world that where there is too much already, the looming cost of decommissioning, etc.†
This leak will cost millions in lost production whilst the plant is closed, in addition to the cost of the cleanup which, because of its nature, must be carried out by specially designed robots.†
In view of the original decision to build the costly plant by the DTI in the teeth of strong protest from the peace movement and elsewhere, it is not possible to have any confidence that the disastrous plant will be shut down, as it certainly deserves to be.
Thanks to Lib Rowlands-Hughes,