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The Most Radioactive Place on Earth and It's Just 130km From Ireland - Sellafield

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 07:53 AM
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reply to post by AllSeeingI
 


Yes and the wind blows from the West 85% of the time so no problem there then!!

reply to post by Lady_Tuatha
 


Nonsense.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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Yes, with the exception of the 1957 fire, which affected the local area mostly, as opposed to globally with Chernobyl. Sellafield isn't as bad as people make out, that is coming from someone who lives on its doorstep, and again, someone who has worked there. Compared to a lot of places track records when it comes to safety and worker accidents Sellafield is actually quite a decent place, the only problem is any accidents involving what it produces has higher implications that your run of the mill factory / site / industry.

I can safely say I do not have cancer, four limbs or glow in the dark, ok the friends father who I mention earlier has a brain tumour, but it doesn't mean it's because he worked there, although it is a high probability given the nature of his work and exposure to the nastys.

Oh, one more thing for the record, my father helped fit one of the reactors in one of the buildings, he was also involved in a radioactive gas leak in the 90's, he said guys in boiler suits and masks dragged him and his collegues to the showers and scrubbed them down with wire wool, lol. (He's in good health for a man of 60 BTW)
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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Ok I just have to mention the obvious. If those Greenpeace dudes were able to go in there and out during night then any terrorist can do the same and get material for a dirty bomb.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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Thats a load of bollocks (the video, not what you said, lol), what is stored in the repository at Drigg is very low level waste, it couldn't be used for a dirty bomb, and it was upgraded in 1995. Greenpeace have a habit of blowing things out of proportion or making things up to suit their needs.

Where the main stuff is at Sellafield, if you were to touch the outer fence you would probably be shot, nobody is sneaking into that place.

By the way to the guy that posted the video, Drigg isn't Sellafield, it's about 4 miles south of it and it is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, not BNFL.
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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Hi folks.
Research the plants former name " Windscale" for more info



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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My step father works (on and off , not so much now either) at the site and I can assure you the security is extremely high! He works for a major energy specialist in the U.K and maintains the heating/cooling/lighting of certain areas of the plant (not the reactors obviously!). When they got the account for the plant any personnel that would be working at the plant had intensive background checks , as you'd expect , these lasted for around four months. The plant has different levels of security depending on where you are , closer you get to the nasty stuff the higher clearance you require.
He never got close to the nuclear material (nor did he want to) but had to pass through numerous security points as he was quite deep within the facility. At the beginning they were even escorted to the lavatories by their 'guides'. He used to remark that even after working at the plant for 8 weeks..... day in day out..... he would still undergo extensive security checks by the guards , the same guard would then join them for a drink in the evening and then the next morning act like it was his first day again.
He doesn't spend much time there now , maybe a day or two every month but he does enjoy it.........so much so that my mother and him are moving up near that area shortly as its quite a nice place in the U.K and certainly not radioactive.....not unless you bypass big misters on security , somehow gain access to one of the inner buildings and then jump in the cooling pools. ;-)



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:27 PM
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Sellafield is Windscale - they changed its name after the 'incident'



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Here's another link for all those that are interested.

Its from the Guardian

www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by PoorFool
I want to see some pictures, what's the lake called?


It's in the f*ing sea. Heard of google?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by starchild10

Originally posted by PoorFool
I want to see some pictures, what's the lake called?


It's in the f*ing sea. Heard of google?


Was there really any need for that kind of reply ??



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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thanks everyone for providing the info, unfortunately the lid of this nuclear problem had to come off after a disaster, those dumps are time bombs, even if it has been ok for a while, the land there is completely devastated, taking over thousands of years to clean it up.
Mankind's impact on the planet is beyond comprehension, what will happen in the future? nothing man made is eternal, those forces are, when our concrete and metals rust and it pours even worse than it does now in 50 years from now then what?

As usual we let the dealing with our problems to someone else, just as the people who developed those pits of death did, all of them must me old or dying right now, they wont see the SHTF, but we will.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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The thing is, yes it's hazardous, but it's contained, it's the mistakes of an older generation who weren't as experienced as we are today.

It's not hurting anybody, just their wallets, it's not contaminating the environment, it's being dealt with, albeit very slowly.

Don't get me wrong, it's nasty stuff, and it shouldn't be there, but it is, and we (The British people) are doing our best to clean it up.

Sorry if I seem to be all defensive, I'm not trying to defend Sellafield as such, I'm defending my home, it makes West Cumbria sound like a nuclear disaster place.



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by starchild10

Originally posted by PoorFool
I want to see some pictures, what's the lake called?


It's in the f*ing sea. Heard of google?

Lol, so I just google "sea"?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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I`ve worked in B30. it`s an old building and pigeons have spread contamination to nearby areas.

The building of B30 is a relic, yet there is no danger to the public. Its a decommisioning project.

I`d be more worried about Morgan Stanley buying shares in Sellafield BNG.

There is no way that new reactors will be built there as there is no proper local motorway system

and a French company runs the new British nuclear project, so it will be savvy to have an hands-on
input from the south of England. Sellafield Thorp and Mox plants vitrify spent nuclear waste from Japan,

so they may not see any funds or fuel in the near future with the current events in Japan.

or did Morgan Stanley ' purchase shares' in future markets /events/ scenario opportunities?



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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They are definitely building the new underground repository there, or nearby, I attended the meeting on it. They said they wanted West Cumbrian public opinion, but I could tell their minds were made up, the meeting was just a PR stunt.

They also mentioned should the repository be built in West Cumbria then it would also mean a new transport infrastructure, including a new motorway and / or rail network .



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 09:02 PM
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My friends its not your livelihood the one that is being deconstructed here, but it does pollute and it will eventually be cleared in the foreseeable future, It pollutes just by being there, nothing man made if forever or infallible, those dumps are accidents waiting to happen, we dont have to look much to find the terrible consequences of radiation on the human body and on the environment, besides the techniques for enriching radioactive material in the past were less efficient as they are today.

Of course, no one can say "hey man just leave" because things aren't like that, one doesn't have it as easy as just saying it.
But if something big really is on the horizon, a mayor earthly change, meteors or whatever, being next to these depositories doesn't look too promising.
Unfortunately, when the place becomes too much of a money sink the fat cats in their filthy thrones will just simply let it rot...

take care!



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 07:07 AM
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My father was actually on the site when the fire started and all the alarms went off. He used to sell them the lubricating oils for the site / turbines etc. They gave him some iodine tablets and "invited him to get a long distance away as quickly as possible". he also told me about the scam the local farming community employed.

The price of milk to be thrown away due to contamination was higher than that payed by the then MMB so they (enterprising farmers that is) sent the milk to Cumbria to be thrown away and paid for by the men from the ministry...OOPss Same went for lamb and so on. All very interesting stuff but a little bit of old news in reality.

Oh and he died quite young 18 years ago from you guessed it.

One earlier poster said the place just is and we have do deal with it. With this I heartily agree. The strange thing is the very green government in Germany and the hugely political one in Japan don't or rather didnt make too much noise about this place whilst it was reprocessing thier nuclear fuel that they wouldn't allow to be done in their own countries.

Whilst we are on this topic let us all spare a thought for those poor people in Japan!!! I hope and pray that they dont get irradiated now as well on top of everything else...



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Project-Sign
Apparently there were a large number of newborn abnormalities along the east coast of Ireland in the years following the Sellafield leak. Of course, it's hard to make a concrete link between the two, but it wouldn't surprise me. People think the Japanese are covering up the severity of the leak at Fukushima.. they've got nothing on the British government at that time. There were all sorts of coverups going on. I created a thread here a few months back after it was revealed that officials and employees at Sellafield illegally stole body parts from deceased employees and ex-employees of the plant for testing purposes. Awful stuff.
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There was an increase in stillbirths along the East coast of Ireland after Windscale apparently.
I remember around 10 years ago postcards were sent around to every school in Ireland to be signed by children and posted to the British Government to petition for the closure of Sellafield, I think the government also tried to bring the issue to the UN but were blocked by the EU.



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