January 31, 2014
The Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has been shut to all but essential staff following “the detection of elevated levels of radioactivity”.
Operator Sellafield Ltd said the site would be run at “reduced manning levels today” after radioactivity readings reached above naturally occurring levels.
In a statement it said: “As a result of a conservative and prudent decision, the Sellafield site is operating normally but with reduced manning levels today.
“This follows the detection of elevated levels of radioactivity at one of the on-site radiation monitors at the north end of the site.
“Essential workers only are being asked to report for work.
“Levels of radioactivity detected are above naturally occurring radiation but well below that which would call for any actions to be taken by the workforce on or off the site.
This article was posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:50 am