Staff at Sellafield nuclear plant failed to recognise the risks posed by out of date chemicals and had to call explosives experts in to destroy them, a report has found. The army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team performed a controlled detonation at the site in October. In its report about the incident, Sellafield Ltd said 1,000 bottles had now been disposed of. Better procedures were now in place at the Cumbrian plant, the report said. A small number solvent canisters which had been on the site since 1992 were destroyed by the EOD after concerns they could become hazardous if exposed to oxygen.
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