Radioactive overheads

Radioactive pigeons are set to cost British Nuclear Fuels several thousand pounds. The company is having to kill 700 pigeons contaminated at its Sellafield site at the home of two elderly women in Seascale, who regularly fed the birds in a garden that they have turned into an animal sanctuary. In addition to the cost […]

Radioactive pigeons are set to cost British Nuclear Fuels several thousand pounds.

The company is having to kill 700 pigeons contaminated at its Sellafield site at the home of two elderly women in Seascale, who regularly fed the birds in a garden that they have turned into an animal sanctuary.

In addition to the cost of the cull and analysing the corpses, BNFL will have to try to seal off all the old buildings at Sellafield into which the birds flew and became contaminated with various radioactive isotopes the most hazardous of which discovered so far that could be passed on to human beings is Caesium 137.