What Sellafield doesn’t want you to know…. while gas prices rise

Fellside Gas Plant at Sellafield- £30 Million+ spent on gas yearly
Fellside Gas Plant at Sellafield- £30 Million+ spent on gas yearly

Radiation Free Lakeland has asked Sellafield Ltd to tell us how much it spent on gas last year.

In 2009 Sellafield spent £30m on gas

Since then reprocessing activity has increased. Most of the gas will go towards the insane crash programme of reprocessing activity and the rest to keep the wastes cool.

Sellafield is being tight lipped about its profligate use of fossil fuel – can’t think why!

Today’s Correspondence with NDA below

Dear Judith,


It is strange that Sellafield ltd is suddenly tight lipped about its
latest financial years gas usage?
(In 2009 the amount of gas bought in to ensure “security of supply” to
Sellafield was £30 million – FOI REPLY 9781940)

Radiation Free Lakeland request an internal review into the refusal to
answer our 2013 FOI request for the same information.

Best regards

> Dear Ms Birkby
> We are not in a position to release the price paid for gas used at
> Sellafield, as this would damage the commercial interests of our gas
> supplier (section 43(2) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and applicable).
> In applying this exemption we have had to consider the public interest and
> although release would fall within the category “promoting accountability
> and greater transparency in the spending of public money”, we do not
> consider it is in the public interest to release information that would
> prejudice future contract negotiations or that would have a negative
> impact on the “free market” undermining our suppliers competitive position
> in that market place.
> If you are unhappy with the handling of your request you may ask for an
> internal review. If you wish us to undertake such a review please contact
> me in the first instance. If you are not content with the outcome of the
> internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
> Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
> at:
> Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
> Regards
> Judith Hollands
> Information Access Manager
> Tel. 01925 802077
> Mob. 07713 072 700
> NDA, Herdus House, Westlakes Science & Technology Park, Moor Row, CA24
> 3HU.

4 thoughts on “What Sellafield doesn’t want you to know…. while gas prices rise

  1. Henry Adams

    Hi Marianne, If you ultimately have no success in getting the £££, though I hope you do get it, maybe you could ask them for the quantities of gas used each year over past … yrs – including 2009 – from that – using 2009 for calibration – you could poss come up with an approx figure, and maybe also a carbon footprint pa. Best of luck

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