Nuclear chiefs have admitted samples from a demolished Sellafield chimney stack were disposed of “in error” in the south of England. An investigation has now been launched, though industry bosses have stressed that the mistake “posed no radiological risk to the public, the workforce, or the environment”. Fifty cylindrical samples from the concrete base of a Reprocessing Plant Stack were taken to a lab more than 260 miles away. The materials were dumped in the lab’s own designated landfill site after being wrongly categorised and using arrangements for uncontaminated materials.
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