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…the concrete is in dreadful condition, degraded and fractured, and if the ponds drain, the Magnox fuel will ignite and that would lead to a massive release of radioactive material. (More photos here: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2611216/leaked_sellafield_photos_reveal_massive_radioactive_release_threat.html)

The B30 pond showing a full loading with fuel rods The B30 pond showing a full loading with fuel rods

Radiation Free Lakeland have been given permission to publish in full the article in The Ecologist by Oliver Tickell and the leaked photographs exposing Sellafield’s neglect of decades of nuclear wastes.  For the nuclear industry and government to be colluding to build new nuclear next to this radioactive ticking time bomb is tantamount to state terrorism.

“For the first time in decades we can see down into the pond and see the contents, and it’s breathtaking!” comments Large. “It’s all thanks to the whistle blower that I’m looking at them.”

“This pond is build above ground”, he said. “It’s like an concrete dock full of water. But the concrete is in dreadful condition, degraded and fractured, and if the ponds drain, the Magnox fuel will ignite and that would lead to a massive release of radioactive material.

“Looking at the…

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