Whitehaven News

The Whitehaven News


Thursday, February 01, 2001

THE chairman of the Sellafield Liaison Committee has criticised plans to hold a consultation meeting about Sellafield's radioactive discharges in Manchester.

Coun Dave Moore said: "Any such consultation would have been much better at Whitehaven or Cleator Moor."

The G-MEX centre has been chosen by the Environment Agency for a meeting at which people can give their views on discharges of radioactive technetium 99 into the Irish Sea. The radiation from the isotope has already contaminated lobsters and shellfish in the Irish Sea.

Agency spokesman Steve Broughton said some West Cumbrian parish councils had arranged meetings to discuss the topic and the public could have their say then. He said Manchester had been chosen because the issue affects all of the North West England and Irish coasts