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Here's the latest info from the BBC. Like others have said it only seems to be one perimeter alarm that has tripped.
Also, I think it is worth pointing out that Sellafield will never be the focus of a Fukushima grade nuclear event, because of the difference between the purposes of these two installations. Sellafield is essentially a dump for nuclear material, where as the Fukushima Daiichi plant was an actual reactor. Totally different issues surround both, but there will not be any manner of explosion at Sellafield, assuming no one starts throwing blocks of C4 around like party favours.
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I would be very interested to know what this scenario is, although I can understand that for reasons of site, and indeed national security, such information would have to be distributed in a minimal fashion. What I stand by however, is that where as an actual nuclear power station contains not only nuclear material, but nuclear material in the process of fission, which is where a runaway chain reaction can cause problems, Sellafield does not perform fission reactions anymore, which means that the exact nature of any radiological emergency will be very different, and less serious by definition.