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THERE is a lake so radioactive you will die if you just LOOK into it for a few hours - and it's 130km from Ireland. Below the surface lies material so unstable it will explode if the air gets at it. It is so toxic it pollutes the wind that blows over it. So lethal that seagulls must be shot if they land on it to prevent them becoming radiation carriers.
The massive radioactive lake at the home of the British nuclear industry in Cumbria contains millions of litres of deadly radioactive water and sludge. The huge B30 tank is the size of three Olympic swimming pools and is just a few hundred metres from the Irish Sea. The lake has been used as a nuclear dump since the late 1950s, but even Sellafield bosses are not sure what lurks in its depths.
Cant believe this is REAL !
They do know it contains up to 1.3 metric tonnes of plutonium, the most deadly substance ever created.
Radiation around the pool can get so high that a person is not allowed to stay more than 2 minutes, seriously impacting decommissioning. The pool is not watertight, time and weather have created cracks in the concrete, letting contaminated water leak.
Originally posted by PoorFool
I want to see some pictures, what's the lake called?
The huge B30 tank is the size of three Olympic swimming pools and is just a few hundred metres from the Irish Sea.
Originally posted by skjalddis
reply to post by AllSeeingI
130km from Ireland?? What about the poor folk who live next door to it in Cumbria?