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Government admits Sellafield concerns

Fri, 09 Sep 2016


The Isle of Man Government admits there are concerns about safety at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria.

A BBC documentary broadcast earlier this week revealed issues over staffing and waste storage at the facility, which is just 34 miles from the Manx coast.

The Government says ageing waste storage ponds and silos are a concern for the Island, but that Sellafield is working to improve safety.

The episode of 'Panorama' included evidence from a former Sellafield manager, who believes there is a risk of fire in the silos or processing plants.

The Mannin Branch of the Celtic League has called for the Island to carry out an independent investigation.

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