UK Environment Agency Allowing for Increasing Radioactive Discharges to the Irish Sea by Sellafield in Violation of OSPAR: Comment Deadline 1st December 2019

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17,000,000,000,000 (17 trillion) radioactive shots per second (Bq) of Caesium 137 (Cs-137) is the lower limit of what the UK Environment Agency proposes to allow Sellafield to send out to the Irish Sea per year. The upper limit is 24,000,000,000,000 Bq. Any one of these shots could cause genetic damage leading to life-shortening cancers or other disabilities. This is but one type of radioactive material which Sellafield Nuclear Site is discharging to sea and air, which we are using as an example. The impacts upon fisheries beyond the Irish Sea are made clear by the map, further below. Caesium 137 (Cs-137) discharges to the Irish sea have actually increased by 69% from 2014-2018. Between 2017-2018, alone, they have increased by 33%. The proposed limit would allow an increase in discharge more than five times greater than the current discharge – in violation of the OSPAR convention, as is the increase…

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4 comments on “UK Environment Agency Allowing for Increasing Radioactive Discharges to the Irish Sea by Sellafield in Violation of OSPAR: Comment Deadline 1st December 2019

  1. Thanks for the kind words and the reblog! A Green Irish group found it! 🍀Sellafield poisons the east coast of Ireland the west coast of the UK, especially Cumbria and Scotland, the Irish Sea, Norway, and on into the Arctic and more. So, anyone with roots in these regions has the right to comment. Dublin’s the best city in the world and yet it is poisoned by this horror.

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