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Call for independent Sellafield inspection

Monitoring 'a priority' for next govt: Ronan

The Sellafield nuclear facility should be independently inspected.

That's the call from Public Relations Officer for the Mannin Branch of the Celtic League Bernard Moffatt.

It follows an investigation by the BBC Panorama programme aired on Monday in which a whistle-blower expressed safety concerns over staffing levels and nuclear material stored in degrading plastic bottles.

Bernard Moffatt says the issue of Sellafield is not going to go away anytime soon.

In response, the Environment, Food and Agriculture minister said the Island keeps a close eye on the threats posed by the power station.

Richard Ronan says monitoring Sellafield should remain a priority for the next administration.

But he also points out emissions data is regularly collected here:

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