A special investigation into Sellafield is said to have uncovered potentially deadly dangers posed by an “ageing and rundown” plant. Such is the poor state of the 50-year-old site, film-makers claim, insiders fear the chances of a serious incident are increasing. But nuclear bosses say the BBC Panorama programme is “sensationalist TV” and many of the allegations are based on the evidence from disgruntled former employees. They say they have nothing to hide after allowing the TV crews access and co-operating with the documentary makers throughout. Using evidence from a whistleblower and leaked documents the programme, Sellafield’s Nuclear Safety Failings claims to have built up a damning dossier of safety concerns. The “special investigation into the shocking state of Britain’s most hazardous nuclear plant” has taken months to complete.
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