The headlines of the Whitehaven News May 27th state that Sellafield deny that there could be any plutonium in the poop of the cats handed out to families in Cumbria and the Borders, but reading the text – they don’t actually say that. They did not say that in reply to our FOI questions (see below) about plutonium and cesium being found ie they did not deny it. This is a scandal. Whose idea was this to hand out dozens of cats from the site to the public? Sellafield say it was “wildlife management experts.” What were the nuclear experts thinking? Traces of Plutonium and Cesium have been found in the poop of one of the two cats independently tested by Dr Marco Kaltofen. Dozens of cats have been rehomed from the Sellafield site – only two have been independently tested and this was organised by Radiation Free Lakeland. Obviously plutonium and cesium should not be present in any level at all in cat poop.
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