Government requires a response from the British on Sellafield

Climate and Environment Minister Vidar HelgesenClimate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen requires a response from the British government for the BBC’s revelations about the nuclear plant Sellafield.

According to the British broadcaster ‘workforce at Sellafield on many occasions been far lower than the safety rules dictate. In addition, radioactive waste allegedly kept in plastic bottles in poor condition.

– The information brings a concern, says Helgesen talking to news agency NTB.

He has asked the Norwegian Radiation to investigate whether the information is correct. NRPA was in contact with the UK authorities on Tuesday to get more information about the case.

Sellafield has long been a source of concern for Norwegian authorities, who have regular contact with the British authorities about the situation at the nuclear plant.

Some of the allegations in the BBC documentary has still been unknown to the Norwegian authorities until now.

– That the staffing should have been too low, is new to me. Now it is important that the Norwegian Radiation gain clarity about whether this is true, says Helgesen.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today