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VIDEO: Norway cops radioactive water waste from UK’s Sellafield nuclear site

Norway’s Nuclear Problem  http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/thalassa/ Radioactive material from the Sellafield nuclear plant in the UK has been detected in Norwegian waters.In the early 1990s in Norway, scientists discovered the presence of radioactive material in the seawater, seaweed and lobster.  But Norway has no nuclear facilities, and no nuclear weapons, so it had to be coming from another country.

Russia was a prime suspect, but it is in fact in southern Scotland on the edge of the Irish Sea that the problem originated.  Over fifty years ago the British government built the Sellafield plant to produce electricity and plutonium for the making of atomic bombs. Now it has reconverted into a nuclear waste processing plant, but security is still not guaranteed and fires, leakage and accidental toxic discharge have occurred over the years.
Some speak of negligence. Environmental activists around the world are on the case, demanding the closure of the site once and for all. In 1997, a huge rock concert was organised by U2 to raise the alarm.

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August 13, 2012 - Posted by | oceans, politics international, Resources -audiovicual, wastes

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