posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 09:39 AM
I just want your opinions on this local story, probably nothing, but something doesn't feel right about it.
Yesterday (16/9/13), a freight train carrying nuclear flasks derailed on its way to Sellafield.
They say the flasks were empty and no nuclear material was onboard.
The train was only traveling at 5MPH and it wasn't a serious derailment.
Emergency crews raced to the scene, just behind Salthouse Road, Barrow, at about 2.15pm yesterday and St Luke’s Avenue was cordoned
A spokeswoman from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that five appliances had been called to the scene.
Andrew Kneale, 41, of Dalton, was with six-year-old daughter Millie when the accident happened.
Mr Kneale said: “I had gone down to check on the fishery near there and I heard all these sirens. There must have been about 15 emergency vehicles
at one point.
Sounds like a bit of a drastic response for a small derailment with empty flasks.
Barrow MP John Woodcock has called for a full investigation, describing the incident as “unacceptable”. He said: “Whether full or empty,
high level waste flasks are designed to withstand incredibly high levels of force but it is obviously completely unacceptable that this derailment has
occurred. I am concerned for all those involved but also angry on behalf of my constituents who have taken a very measured approach to nuclear
waste material being transported through Furness.
Slip of the tongue? He seems to indicate that there was waste involved.
From this news
it is reported that "nearby residents were warned to remain indoors".
A spokesman for Network Rail said "technical issues" meant the train was still on the tracks between Roose and Barrow and couldn't be
removed until tonight.
“The recovery of the train at Barrow is proving extremely challenging due to the location and the ground conditions in the area.
They seem to be being very careful in handling this, sounds a bit fishy if you ask me....but what really set my mind into overtime, and caused me to
write this thread was this....
“The flasks were being transported from Barrow and had been shipped to the UK from Japan.”
Anyone have any thoughts?