A nice little item on the news today. Apparently Sellafield has been leaking again.
British Nuclear Fuels has been fined £500,000 for breaches of safety. Wow! That’ll worry them. A whole five minutes profits gone down the drain.
But the thing is, they were fined because they failed to stop a leak. And this leak had been there for months. How come they never noticed? Where are their safety precautions when you need them? The Boss was asked about this and he said that it was only a “tiny leak” and had only become serious a few weeks before they noticed. But it still took them a few weeks to notice a serious leak! This is from the company that is constantly telling us that it is one of the safest nuclear facilities in the world. 83,000 litres of radioactive fluid swilling around and noone noticed? Bloody hell!!
A challenge to the British Government – if BNF are so damn safe, why not move them to the heart of London?