Sellafield in court over allegedly dumping bags of radioactive waste at a landfill site

 

Nuclear firm Sellafield is facing court action over allegedly dumping bags of radioactive waste at a landfill site.

Sellafield Limited is to be prosecuted by regulators after an investigation into allegations that the company sent and disposed of four bags of low-level radioactive waste at Lillyhall landfill site, in nearby Workington, Cumbria, in 2010.

The company, which runs the giant nuclear processing facility on the Cumbrian coast, faces nine charges in all; eight charges have been brought by the Environment Agency and one charge brought by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Representatives of the firm and its lawyers are expected to appear at Workington Magistrates' Court today.

PA

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