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Shut Sellafield now – Ferris

8 October, 2007


Reacting to research which shows that nuclear debris released during a fire at Sellafield in 1957 was up to twice the volume previously thought Sinn Féin Environment Spokesperson Martin Ferris TD repeated his party's demand that the plant be closed down immediately.

Deputy Ferris said, "The news that nuclear debris released during a fire at Sellafield in 1957 was up to twice the volume previously thought will come as no big surprise to many Irish people who are used to lies and deceit from successive British Governments.

"Irish people have been living with the consequences of that fire for many years with particularly high rates of cancer and birth defects in County Louth and in South Down.

"Sinn Féin has consistently called for the closure of the Sellafield plant previously known as Windscale. Sellafield is a discredited plant and it remains the most dangerous and unstable nuclear facility in Western Europe. Sinn Féin will continue to fight for its immediate closure." ENDS

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