A BBC documentary claiming to lift the lid on the “shocking state” of safety at Sellafield will be broadcast next week. The episode of Panorama – Sellafield’s Nuclear Safety Failings – sees an investigative reporter “uncover the truth” about the nuclear site, says the BBC. Previewing Monday’s half-hour show described as a “special investigation into the shocking state of Britain’s most hazardous nuclear plant”, the BBC says: “With a high-level whistle-blower, hundreds of leaked documents and exclusive access to former senior managers, reporter Richard Bilton uncovers the truth about Sellafield. “He finds an ageing and run-down plant, where nuclear waste is stored in dangerous conditions and insiders fear a serious accident.” A spokesman for Sellafield Ltd said: “Since being approached in February 2016, Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have been co-operating with Panorama. As public bodies, we respond as openly and transparently as possible to public and media interest, whilst recognising that safety and security of the site remain the priority. Panorama: Sellafield’s Nuclear Safety Failings will be broadcast on BBC1 on Monday at 8.30pm.
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Energy Minister, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, has praised Sellafield’s workers on her first visit to the nuclear power station today. The Minister saw the progress being made in the decommissioning programme during a tour with David Gauke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury. The pair were shown three of the ‘big four’ historic waste facilities prioritised for clean-up by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, collectively known as the ‘legacy ponds and silos’.The visit came in the same week that Sellafield Ltd took a leap forward in the decommissioning of these historic waste stores – Pile Fuel Cladding Silo – following the arrival of six huge steel doors which will help unlock its radioactive contents.
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