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Safety breaches at Sellafield have raised fears of a Chernobyl-style disaster. 

Fears of Chernobyl-style disaster after 25 safety breaches at Sellafield nuclear plant   There have been burst pipes, unstable chemicals, radiation leaks, a cooling tower failure and two plant evacuations in less two years at the site in Cumbria. Mirror  By John Siddle,  13 MAR 2021

Safety breaches at Sellafield have raised fears of a Chernobyl-style disaster.

Campaigners worry that incidents at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Cumbria could lead to a blast bigger than the 1986 Ukraine horror.

An official report logs 25 breaches in less than two years, including burst pipes, unstable chemicals, radiation leaks, a cooling tower failure and two plant evacuations.

The bomb squad was called in last August after chemicals “changed state”.

Janine Allis-Smith, of a local anti-nuke group, says campaigners “fear an explosion that would make Chernobyl look like a tea party”.

Sellafield – which now splits spent nuclear fuel into plutonium, uranium and waste – said incident reports were published to reassure the public…. 
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March 15, 2021 - Posted by | incidents, UK

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