Concern Over Sellafield Resumption

The Nordic countries have expressed concern to Britain over the possible resumption of nuclear reprocessing at its Sellafield plant.

In a joint letter, the environment ministers of Sweden. Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland say the British government must have a plan for handling radioactive wastes and do risk assessments before resuming any reprocessing at the facility. It was closed in 2005 after a leak of radioactive liquid.

The Nordic countries have previously complained that the 57 year old complex on England’s northwest coast is polluting their waters.