Chris Hazzard MP has today repeated Sinn Féin’s call to close the Sellafield nuclear facility in Cumbria on the Irish Sea immediately, following a chemical incident at the installation on Saturday. The
South Down MP said:
“Saturday’s incident at Sellafield once again highlights the extreme risk and danger this major nuclear installation in Britain poses to society and our environment here on this side of the Irish Sea.
“Sellafield no longer generates energy. It should be closed immediately. Today’s incident follows years of controversy about concerns regarding safety and dangerously low staffing levels.
“Ireland, and South Down in particular, is on the front line of the threat posed by Sellafield.
“Sinn Féin has repeatedly called on the British government to close the Sellafield facility and to oppose the construction of other nuclear plants across the Irish Sea. The Irish government must also play it’s part in protecting Irish citizens from the Sellafield threat.”