posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 07:53 PM
reply to post by zeroBelief
I'm in Cumbria, more specifically West Cumbria where Sellafield is located. It's pretty much the largest source of employment round here.
I've worked there, my father has worked there (he played a part in the instalment of the Thorp reactors, and was on site during a pretty serious
radioactive gas leak in the 80's...he said men in white boiler suits came and scrubbed him and his co-workers with wire brushes in the showers!),
several other friends and family members have worked there, and still do.
I can say with all honesty that they are not innocent when it comes to covering up mishaps, some of which you and other people wont hear about for
many years to come...a cover up of information which pretty much knackers anyone trying to file a claim for cancer that has without a doubt been a
result of working there, but the evidence is sitting in a filing cabinet until the year 20xx.
Incidents like this one though are common, and the reaction by the company are to cover their own backs in case it is something more serious...but it
The main reason (in my opinion, and my father in laws who works on site) people were told not to come in as they had to close the north end of the
site for inspection which would have caused a major tailback on the road leading into the main entrance of the site, and the surrounding roads.
That being said...I still think Sellafield is a major incident waiting to happen, too many times people cut corners in sensitive areas and it's only
a matter of time before we see a major incident (again) on the aging equipment there...more than the usual water leaks we have seen in the (recent)