Concrete samples from Sellafield in Cumbria were sent to a laboratory in the south of England for analysis. They should have been returned to the plant but were sent to landfill. Sellafield Ltd is investigating but said the mistake “posed no radiological risk to the public, the workforce, or the environment”. The samples were dumped in the laboratory’s designated landfill site after being wrongly categorised, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said. Sellafield said the material was disposed of “in error, using arrangements for materials that are not subject to radiological classification”. A temporary embargo on sending materials from Sellafield has been put in place and relevant staff have been reminded of “procedures and expectations”, a spokesperson said.
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