Sellafield partially closed after ‘above normal’ reading
The Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria is partially closed after “a monitor detected an elevated level of activity”.
A spokesman said: “The decision has been taken to operate the site at reduced manning levels, commensurate with safe operations.”
The readings are “above the normal rating but below anything to cause us to take any action”, he added.
The company stressed there was no risk to the public or workforce.
Part of the site is being cleared to allow detailed investigations, the spokesman said.
Day personnel, agency staff and contractors have been told to stay at home.
Other workers, including transport and utilities personnel, are working as normal “in support of plant continuity requirements”.
Source: BBC News