Many readers will have seen the interesting Panorama programme on the poor safety record at Sellafield broadcast on BBC 1 on September 5. The BBC press release stated this was a “special investigation into the shocking state of Britain’s most hazardous nuclear plant…” and it certainly was. Perhaps the most important of several whistleblower revelations was that the previous US managers had been shocked at the state of the plant when they took over its running in 2008.
Although the programme producers are to be congratulated for tackling the subject, it was only 30 minutes long and tells only a small part of the whole sorry story.
My longer article reprocessing final (6 pages) tries to give more background information, and importantly, more analysis and explanation. The full story would require several books and would be painful reading.