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BNFL have a long history of fraud, deception and deceit - Morgan

10 December, 2004


Sinn Féin spokesperson for the environment, Arthur Morgan TD has given a cautious response to news today that Irish officials have secured increased access to the Sellafield nuclear plant. Deputy Morgan said he would reserve his judgement on this until he saw the full details of the agreement and how they are implemented as the management of British Nuclear Fuels Limited have a long history of fraud, deception and deceit and they certainly cannot be trusted.

Speaking from Louth this afternoon Deputy Morgan said:

"While I welcome any co-operation between Ireland and Britain in terms of monitoring the Sellafield plant I reserve my judgement on this until I see the full details of the agreement and how they are implemented.

"The management of British Nuclear Fuels Limited have a long history of fraud, deception and deceit and they certainly cannot be trusted.

"If this agreement amounts to a couple of officials from the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland donning hard hats and sitting in a wooden hut in Sellafield drinking tea all day then it will have no impact on the safety of the Irish people. However if experts from Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland are to be allowed monitor and carry out tests in any part of the Sellafield plant and if they are allowed to communicate the results of these tests to the Irish people quickly then this agreement may have some use." ENDS

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