Sellafield to test nuclear land storage

The Norway Post - Doorway to Norway

18. Januar 2002

The company which operates the British nuclear reposession plant
at Sellafield will test the possibility of storing the
radioactive material Technetium-99 on land.

Today the radioactive pollutant is released diretly into the sea.

Spokesman for the company, Jamie Reed, says to the newspaper
Sunnmoersposten that one reason for looking into the possibility
of land storage is political pressure from Norway.

Norway has officially protested to the British authorities over
the radioactive emissions from the Sellafield plant, traces of
which have been found along the Norwegian coast.

The Norwegian Parliament's standing committee for energy and the
environment is leaving for Britain on Sunday. The delegation will
both visit the Sellafield plant and have discussions with the
British authorities concerned with the environment.

-This is the first positive signal we have had in a long time, in
our work to stop these emissions, Norwegian Minister for the
Environment, Boerge Brende says.


Rolleiv Solholm

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