Nuclear risk at Sellafield

Sellafield storage tanks holding high-level waste pose an unacceptable risk of a massive radiation leak, a leading nuclear academic warned this week. Dr Gordon Thompson, director of the Institute of Resource and Security Studies in Massachusetts, told a Commons news conference that a minor earthquake in Cumbria could cause a catastrophe worse than Chernobyl.

Sellafield storage tanks holding high-level waste pose an unacceptable risk of a massive radiation leak, a leading nuclear academic warned this week.

Dr Gordon Thompson, director of the Institute of Resource and Security Studies in Massachusetts, told a Commons news conference that a minor earthquake in Cumbria could cause a catastrophe worse than Chernobyl.