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Moffatt calls on Manx government to visit Sellafield

Long-time critic not surprised by Panorama findings

A long-time critic of the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria says he's not surprised by the safety concerns raised in last night's BBC Panorama programme.

An investigation prompted by a whistle-blower alleged the facility had too few staff, and radioactive materials were stored in degrading plastic bottles.

Public Relations Officer for the Mannin Branch of the Celtic League Bernard Moffatt has voiced concern over the facility for several decades.

He says it's time the Manx government followed the lead of their Irish counterparts and gained access to Sellafield: (play audio)

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Limited have issued a statement expressing disappointment over the BBC programme.

It says Sellafield is safe - there is no question about that.

The statement continues by saying maintaining safety is a priority, and employees work around the clock every day to ensure that the site is safe today, tomorrow and in the future.

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