“Inside Sellafield” – Comments

more on the BBC’s “Inside Sellafield” ….pram and child “covered in ash” from the Windscale Fire….the filter did not as the presenter falsely claimed “stop the radiation”

Cumbria Trust

PondWe have received a number of emails from members and non-members alike, expressing views on the recent BBC Four documentary “Inside Sellafield”. The following, some of whom did not want their identities revealed, are just a few:

“Professor Jim’ Al’Khalili’s ‘Inside Sellafield’ programme was a tour de force of pro-nuclear propaganda, writes David Lowry – understating the severity of accidents, concealing the role of the UK’s nuclear power stations in breeding military plutonium, and giving false reassurance over the unsolved problems of high level nuclear waste[…] ” ~ David Lowry, Reasearch Consultant

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“The documentary was somewhat misleading in some areas. It rather glossed over the ’57 reactor fire, implying that most of the radiation had been stopped by the Pile filters. I was in infant in my pram in our Seascale garden at the time. One of my school friends had also been out in her pram and was covered in ash…

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3 thoughts on ““Inside Sellafield” – Comments

  1. John nayler

    Private eye this week has also highlighted the Victorian Barrow-Carlisle railway that carries much of the nuclear flasks. Worth a read page 33 issue 1399

  2. This is SO important at the reblog:
    “The documentary was somewhat misleading in some areas. It rather glossed over the ’57 reactor fire, implying that most of the radiation had been stopped by the Pile filters. I was in infant in my pram in our Seascale garden at the time. One of my school friends had also been out in her pram and was covered in ash from the pile fire, which was belching out nuclear smoke across the environment. A Windscale employee and Seascale resident was monitoring the gardens on our estate that day with a Geiger counter, which was ‘whizzing’ very loudly. The fire was caused by the massive acceleration of the military nuclear programme, forced by the government of the time. This link was perhaps not made clearly enough. Tom Tuohy, who risked his life, alongside colleagues, to put the fire out, said in a previous documentary, that the responsible ministers were ‘..a shower of b——s'[…]” ~ Della Hynes, West Cumbria

    It was good that they are promoting retrievable waste and not backfill. Backfill never will work safely. Some hard rock bunker might work if it were monitored and retrievable and casks changed routinely.

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