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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An inspirational role model at Sellafield has been awarded an OBE for services to the nuclear industry. Dorothy Gradden, head of programme delivery legacy ponds, has been recognised in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Beckermet woman has in charge of the clean-up of the two Sellafield legacy fuel ponds.
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