Sellafield is on the Irish Sea, so there will be water birds in the neighborhood. This is a bird’s eye view:
The water bird (or migrating birds) might next see all of these nice open pools of water, as s/he approached.
Not knowing that it is dangerously radioactive, the bird chooses one:
Now the bird is in trouble, whether it is caught and killed or not!
Image from Radiation Free Lakeland
B-30 Fuel Pond: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2617041/the_ecologist_places_leaked_sellafield_fuel_pond_photos_in_public_domain.html
Radiation Free Lakeland remarks that Black-headed gulls are routinely killed at Sellafield: “These beautiful birds are routinely culled on the Sellafield site – and held in freezers waiting for dumping as radioactive wastes.” https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/just-a-black-headed-gull/
The UK government says: “The Sellafield site actively manages the potential transfer of contamination off-site by wildlife. This mainly includes managing the number of seagulls and pigeons that nest on the site by culling and removing nests…
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