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Mox Plant Closure Welcomed‏

4 August, 2011

South Down Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Gribben has said that while he welcomes the closure of the Mox plant in Sellafield he believes it does not go far enough.

Councillor Gribben stated,

“The announcement that the Mox plant in Sellafield is to close does not go far enough as the entire plant should be shut.

“The contamination from this plant has caused untold damage including higher rates of cancer along the South Down area.

“The recent tragedy in Japan highlights the dangers associated with nuclear power plants and while other European countries are designing their future power needs without nuclear power Britain is continuing to plan to build more.

“Sinn Féin will continue to press the British Government to shut the Sellafield plant completely so we can begin an environmental clean up along the eastern board of Ireland and protect Irish citizens from this menace.

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