31/01/2014

Alarm Triggered At Sellafield Nuclear Plant

A safety check is underway at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant following an alarm indicating "elevated levels of radioactivity" was triggered.

A spokesman for the plant in Cumbria said that the site was partially closed and buildings were being checked.

He added that there was currently no evidence of radioactive release or accident.

It has been stressed that there is no risk to the public of workforce.

(MH/CD)

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