Below is a report from France Bleu on the cargo of highly radioactive waste being transported by sea, rail and road from Sellafield via the port of Barrow across Europe. The vitrified waste is being ‘repatriated’ to Switzerland, to do this wastes have already been dumped out to the Irish sea to Cumbrian air and leaving highly radioactive material here in Cumbria such as a vast soup of radioactive nitric acid.
(0ur translation of the French report below)
“A convoy of nuclear waste arrives in Cherbourg
by Marion Aquilina and Julien Pasqualini, France Bleu
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm
An ultra-sensitive cargo enters the port of Cherbourg Monday morning.
* Three packages, each containing 28 containers of nuclear waste Swiss, * will be landed. They were sent from the port of Barrow-In-Furness, in the United Kingdom, by the specialized vessel Oceanic Pintail.
These highly radioactive waste were treated in Sellafield, England, and must return to their country of origin, the Switzerland by train.
* The convoy will leave from the rail terminal of Valognes Wednesday,
* having been driven truck from Cherbourg
*.It is the Logistics Branch nuclear Areva, Areva TN, which takes care of transport. * A transport which is safe according to Areva
*. In a statement the group said that it “/satisfied national and international regulations in force regarding safety.
The packaging used (….) “young designed to ensure the protection of people and the environment in all circumstances./”
Still highly radioactive waste the environmentalists associations do not share this opinion. Philippe Guiter, of the network Sortir du Nucléaire, denounces a
* infernal “/transit of transport of highly radioactive nuclear waste /
* / and extremely dangerous for populations and for the personnel of SNCF /. ”
“/The wastes are still extremely hot, more than 400 degrees, and they’ll cross France / ” said Philippe Guiter.
Same Advisory for Yannick Rousselet, nuclear questions at Greenpeace, which is however not an action to block the train to the extent that the association does not preclude the return of nuclear waste in their country of origin.”
our note: The nuclear chain relies on the movements of highly radioactive materials, for which there is no guarantee of safe containment, criss crossing the globe. Every part of the chain disperses radioactive waste, there is no repatriation of the Swiss wastes which have been dumped out to the Irish Sea, to the air ..