(3) How do you track this water migration? Presumably the water is contaminated radioactively and it is this radioactivity fingerprint you monitor.
(7) Does it penetrate under Beckermet Village or through the proposed Moorside Nuclear Site through the heavily faulted ground? For Faulting, See Haig Coal Pit. Numerous discarded attempts at sit’ing a National Repository near Sellafield.
(9) What is the full purpose of all the hundreds of boreholes on/near to the Sellafield Site and those on/near the Drigg Tip site? You state 178!
(10) What is the FULL purpose of other bore holes outside Sellafield and Drigg. For example, the bore hole/s at the foot of Ennerdale Lake, and in the marsh north of Sellafield??
During DR Hills presentation for Sellafield, he raised the fact that radioactive particles had been found on the beaches. I.e. “224 – 750 stones were removed from beaches”. What was the extent and nature of their contamination? How old was this contaminant material, ie when and how was it released?
Dr Hill was then asked; Q….. “how did this material get there”. He replied, A…. “down the pipe”. (This is Sellafield’s DISCHARGE pipe to the Irish Sea some 2Km long) Q….. “was this solids” A…. Dr Hill “you can’t get solids down the pipe”!
If solids are not discharged down the pipe why are they found on the Beaches?
Dr Hill then was asked about partials emitted. Q… “How big is a particle”? A….. “10-100 microns…to…2millimetres”
Which is it Dr…. 10-100u or 2mm? Q….”Are there smaller partials ie. microscopic…..molecules”? “Is this how the ‘stones’ were contaminated”?
(The oil filter in a car engine filters out material much less the 10 microns! (1/1000mm)
If the answer is 2mm partials, and they went down the PIPE, or if its 10-100u; then Sellafield filters should have removed them! If they HAVE, or had then, filters!
However they are there and if ingested/touched could be lethal. This fact seems to be born out by a Sellafield worker tasked with removing these “partials” has tested with americium in his urine, 2009. (Sellafield). Also by WPI report.
After the meeting the Chair was asked; Q…. “How are these partials collected”? Q…. “Won’t these irradiate and contaminate the surrounding material”. A…”Once a partial is detected the whole lot is scooped up”! (With a shovel!)
Given that there are bits of molecular size (And bits 2mm) and given that there is an infinite number sand and other crystals on beaches; it would be like asking someone to count these crystals on 50+++ miles worth of beaches! (Note. Radiation is independent of mass. Ie whatever the size they are just as bad!)
These bits will be buried under metres… perhaps….hundred of meters of sand, or below low water to many miles off shore and disturbed on every tide, dry out and be dispersed by the wind!
How do you test on mud flats where a Quad bike (Partial retrieval method!) would sink, on rocky stony shores? What do you do with a contaminated quad bike?
A question from CORE was greeted with less than enthusiasm by Dr Hill. Asked if motor vehicle air cleaners could be used to monitor air emissions Dr Hill described the huge air intake sampling on and near the Site. These, he said, draw in large amounts of air and this is adequate.
“THORP flue/chimney is scrubbed but not very well”. Quote. Ex Sellafield manager.
THORP has a high chimney and its omissions could well fall outside the perimeter of the site and samplers. Just as some of the workforce stood on the charge face of Nuclear Munitions Pile No1 during the 1957 Fire were protected by their air tank breathing apparatus and by the 400 foot chimneys; so called Cockcroft’s Follies. The atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were ‘air burst’; they exploded above the ground. Some people 3-4 kilometres from the centre did not die or get cancer……nor did their offspring but their grand children are now displaying radiation symptoms!
Although these nuclear rad. concentrations are dispersed they will affect, harmfully, life over a wider area. Dumping to the sea means nuclear effluent will transmit world wide and for thousands of years!
Note “800teraBq of caesium 137 will arrive at North America from Fukashima by 2016”. More information on the reactor explosions and contaminations was given to Dr Hill attached to a Summery of the WPI Report.
Leaked news from Japan, indicates radioactive material collected by the unemployed and immigrant workforce etc into plastic bags stored on sea shores, fields etc. This workforce is being contaminated and dying. The plastic bags are breaking down. The irradiated water storage tanks are at capacity and out of date! Ground freezing is, quote, “a waste of time”.
These evils are being reproduced world wide and covered up.
(In the past discharges to the Irish Sea have been described as WORSE than those emitted by the 1957 Windscale Fire. See WPI)
The spokesman for Drigg Low level Waste Tip.
LLWR Ltd……”Slate imported to the site has upset the radio activity readings, hence the spike on the bar chart”. This was described as site building slate…….
Public statement in answer. “All materials that is excavated from beneath the earth’s surface is potentially radioactive”. (That’s why it’s best to leave them there.) Examples given were; coal, oil, stone, water, gas……..( Eg. The uranium mine in North Korea is next to a coal mine.)
Failure to understand this basic geology is a fundamental engineering blunder that has far reaching effects. And an indictment of the nuclear working practices! Note. Concrete is made using crushed slate, limestone etc from local quarries. It is used extensively in SWCM build. It too is radioactive.(‘Green’ slate is Volcanic Tuffs 300million years old…….deep mined coal, Australian, is radioactive.) Drigg boss was asked…..”What is the rad. back ground reading”?………er………
A statement from the Chair. ” ‘We’ could do nothing (No reprocessing.) at Sellafield for the next ten years but after that it would be much harder” Is this because you intend to build the biggest (Chinese) Nuclear power station in Europe next to Sellafield?
Isn’t China No.1 cyber and Russia, to whom the UK supplies depleted uranium, (Still, after sanctions) No2?
This untried untested N Station would be built on green fields just metres distant from Beckermet and the Sellafield leak box.
The public is continually reminded that this is UK technology;…….. USA… Westinghouse…. Bust…… Japan’s Toshiba, ‘withdrawn’, Korea SOUTH in talks! China…Build anything anywhere and to hell with the consequences…..in talks. (Tepco, Japan in deep trouble, lets hope the Japanese people take them to task, for manslaughter.) UK industry….sold off.
Told that we have to “keep the lights on”……..what is the cost in diesel oil of Nuclear?
THE EA SHOULD TELL US as it SHOULD be the basic overriding principle of their (OUR) survival strategy! That’s their job!
There is NO KNOWN method of making nuclear waste safe. What they, including the EA, is doing is dispersing this nuclear muck in order to build the greatest threat to life ever known.
And why do we need all this energy? So we can burn it like there’s no tomorrow. (There is no tomorrow with nuclear is paying its massive CARBON part).
Answer, we don’t need it we want it to keep the earth’s plunderers supplied with loot. To keep our feet under the TOP power table we need the BOMB……..”Energy too cheap to metre”…. was promised! We all got a dose!
PS. Some time ago I worked with a Sellafield manager Doug Wilson also local councillor etc. NO relation. To prevent the demolition of Milloms Theatre by Copeland Borough Council! They do this a lot. Part of clearing the indigenous population! (CB Council…. by Sellafield for Sellafield)
He had published a ‘vote’ document; Moorside… 20 000 extra jobs……through the conservative party! This for China’s strangle hold for Moorside and New Nuke Power!
So what will all these guys do? Replace the indigenous morality with immorality? Nuclear has bought West Cumbria and produced the epicentre for hell on Earth. They have destroyed the livelihoods that brought community and life to this place.
We live on an island, much bigger than Christmas Island, but then again, the bombs are much bigger.