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Morgan outlines ongoing cancer fall out from Sellafield

26 March, 2007


Sinn Fein Spokesperson on Environment Arthur Morgan TD today met with a representative of the Norwegian Government's delegation to Dublin for a meeting of the Irish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Austrian Environment Ministers to discuss the issue of Sellafield.

Speaking afterwards Deputy Morgan said;

"I had a very successful and informative meeting with a representative of the Norwegian delegation who are joining up with other countries in an effort to stop the re-opening of the Thorp plant at Sellafield. Among other things we discussed the exceptionally high incidences of Cancer in Co. Louth and in the Lofoten region of Norway. We also discussed the need to intensify the campaign to end all dangerous and deadly nuclear re-processing at Sellafield.

"As well as this, I have been invited to attend a forum, comprising of organisations from the Nordic countries and Sellafield management at Sellafield in May next. One of the key aims of the forum is the reduction of emissions from this menacing and toxic plant. We also hope to meet with the British Prime Minister following the forum. I would welcome such an opportunity to remind the British Prime Minister that he went to war on the people of Iraq over alleged weapons of mass destruction and chemical warfare while he and his nuclear industry have a huge weapon of mass destruction at Sellafield that is constantly engaged in a chemical war on the health of the people of this island." ENDS

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