Sellafield B30 Pond with Herring Gull and Spent Fuel Rods
“The concrete is in dreadful condition“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,” nuclear safety expert John Large told the Ecologist magazine. “I am very disturbed at the run-down condition of the structures and support services. In my opinion there is a significant risk that the system could fail.
There are leading environmentalists who say that we need coking coal for the steel making process. Even if this is true (much steel is recycled) the “necessary” coking coal mine should not be anywhere near the worlds biggest biohazard which is Sellafield. This article from 2013 proves the point. The last thing that we need near Sellafield is induced Siesmic activity.
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