posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 03:17 AM
reply to post by MessageforAll
Actually the Sellafield Reprocessing facility does not, as far as I am aware, produce power. So it is not a power plant. It is in fact dedicated to
the management of nuclear waste products, like spent up magnox from the UK's functional nuclear power plants, and the spent up oxide fuels used by
other nations, as well as some of the more deeply buried waste from military tests in the fifties. It has been there for sixty eight years, and is in
the process of being decommissioned.
If radiation levels are rising there, that means that there must have either been a spillage of radioactive liquid, perhaps some form of coolant
(which for all I know, they may also dispose of or reprocess at the site) or some manner of containment failure at one of the 1,300 buildings on the
site, responsible for storing waste before it is reprocessed. I would like to think that if anything truly disturbing was happening, that the
government would be all over it like pox on a person from the dark ages, but recent events in other nations have left me somewhat skeptical on that
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.