Sellafield Disaster???

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May 11 2005 10:05
Sellafield Disaster???

On the news page of wikipedia it says

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The Sellafield nuclear plant's Thorp reprocessing facility in Cumbria, England, is closed down due to the confirmation of a 20-tonne leak of highly radioactive uranium and plutonium fuel through a fractured pipe

not on any other news sites though

is it a wind up? confused

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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May 11 2005 10:15

Nah it's true - no danger to the public though apparently.

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May 11 2005 10:23
John. wrote:
Nah it's true - no danger to the public though apparently.

BNFL says we're safe! Like always (unless you were Hilda Murrell)aahhh (sighs with relief).

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May 11 2005 10:37
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closed down due to the confirmation of a 20-tonne leak of highly radioactive uranium and plutonium fuel through a fractured pipe
John. wrote:
Nah it's true - no danger to the public though apparently.

feckin hell, those two statements don't sit together too comfortably in my book!!

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May 11 2005 10:47

It leaked into another containment area. But still there's probably gonna be some environmental contamination. Also if you read Freedom you'll have seen that the govt is going to privatise all kinds of nuclear waste-related goodies. Excellent roll eyes

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May 11 2005 10:55

ah i see, good of wikipedia to leave that crucial detail out in it's news item, feckers!

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May 11 2005 13:22
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Also if you read Freedom

Only if you read freedom in fact, it was an exclusive wink

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May 11 2005 13:54

blimey eek eek

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May 11 2005 14:09

I checked with a mate.

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Seems like a bit of a problem with vessel construction of management. As I'm sure is stipulated in their safety case the leak was into a container that is designed to safely hold a leak hundreds of times the size.

Potential financial fuck up just after the government has renationalised decommissioning but I would doubt there's any human hazard aspect to the story. No doubt environmentalists will get some mis-informed mileage out of it though.

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May 11 2005 14:45
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renationalised decommissioning

don't know why, but that made me laugh!