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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Sellafield

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Government says chances of a nuclear disaster impacting Ireland is low - but there is a risk
The costs associated with such a disaster range from €4 billion to €161 billion,
At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD
The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.
Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland
A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.
Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns
BBC Panorama found that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.
30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.
Concerns raised about Irish nuclear risk
Sinn Féin have reacted to the potential harm that health and safety lapses at the controversial Sellafield plant could have.
Green Party has 'maintained its shape under enormous pressure': Mark Dearey looks to Brussels
Currently a Dundalk town councillor, Dearey will be running in the new Midlands-North-West constituency.
Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'
All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.
Sellafield says there is 'no risk to public' because of elevated radiation levels
Staff have been sent home from the facility in Cumbria.
Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog
The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.
Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks
The MEP was speaking following confirmation this week that EDF is to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point, on England’s south-west coast.
Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
The Evening Fix... with added Hobbit Airways
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"
Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.
Sellafield nuclear waste warning
Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.
Sellafield's Thorp plant to close in six years
The controversial plant will close in 2018 once all existing contracts are completed.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
In this evening’s wrap-up: All eyes on Brussels, a new plant at Sellafield, some classic tourist no-nos, and Dublin Zoo’s latest arrival…
Sellafield to be one of UK’s ‘next generation’ nuclear sites
The Cumbrian nuclear plant is confirmed as one of eight considered suitable for a second new station.
Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests
Would stress testing reassure you about the safety of Sellafield?
Five arrested near Sellafield plant under anti-terrorism laws
Five men are detained under anti-terrorism laws after a raid near the power plant; there’s no link to bin Laden’s death.
"Perfectly clear" that corporation tax isn't on table - Kenny
Enda Kenny tells the Dáil he made it clear that Ireland’s corporate tax, and its bailout interest rate, were separate issues.