Whitehaven News

The Whitehaven News


EYE-SPY AT SELLAFIELD

Thursday, February 01, 2001

SELLAFIELD has its own eye-spy camera for use in dealing with emergencies and tracking hot spots on the nuclear plant.

It has cost 25,000 and will be used by Sellafield's Fire Service which will be able to place the remote camera in any building.

Firefighter Allan Woodward said: "It can be taken into an area where an incident is taking place and left to monitor how a situation is developing. Images are transmitted by microwave link back to control room operators who will watch and give advice.

"We can also use it for searching for people, for identifying hot spots and pin-pointing cables and pipes.

"We have trialled the new system in Thorp, the next step is to give everyone training and practice in using it.