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Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

author:Owner of a group of properties in the UK

"Recently, the British newspaper The Guardian reported that the storage of nuclear waste at the Sellafield nuclear facility on the coast of Cumbria is in serious problems. 』

Since 2019, cracks have been found in repositories where toxic radioactive waste is stored, leaking large amounts of radioactive liquid on a daily basis, leading to "potentially serious consequences" that could seriously contaminate groundwater resources and persist until 2050. The exposure of this news has aroused great concern and concern in the international community.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

The Sellafield Nuclear Facility is a sprawling nuclear waste dump covering 6 square kilometres and employing 11,000 people, making it one of the largest nuclear facilities in Europe and one of the most dangerous in the world.

It stores and processes nuclear waste from weapons programmes and nuclear power generation, as well as the world's largest collection of plutonium, the core material of nuclear weapons, making it the largest nuclear waste disposal facility in Europe.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

However, since 2019, after Sellafield reported the leak from the storage unit to the UK's National Nuclear Research Agency (ONR), the leakage deteriorated significantly, with 2.3-2.5 cubic meters of radioactive liquid leaking per day.

The liquid is a radioactive magnesium alloy debris dissolved in water from the waste cladding of the nuclear fuel of the Magnox reactor.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

Even more worrying is the fact that the Sellafield leak has long been heavily covered up or even ignored by officials. The documents revealed that the facts and potential risks of the leak had been "firmly hidden" by the authorities, and there was a lack of transparency and public information.

Without active intervention in the issue of leaks at the Sellafield nuclear facility, the consequences will be immeasurable. In this regard, some countries have expressed concerns and warnings.

■ Norwegian officials fear that in the event of a nuclear accident, southwesterly winds could carry radioactive particles across the North Sea, potentially devastating for Norway's food production and wildlife.

■ The U.S. has also warned about the dilapidated infrastructure at the Sellafield facility, fearing that radioactive material could leak through cracks and trigger a nuclear catastrophe.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

In addition to the problems at the Sellafield nuclear waste storage plant, the report reveals a much deeper problem. Most of the nuclear power plants in developed countries in Europe and the United States are already old, and the technological development has stayed at the level of 40-60 years.

This means that the hammer of time has smashed through the thick walls of the repository, and there is currently no technology in the world that can put a shell on top of the basement.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

In fact, about the nuclear accident, the whole world in Europe and the United States is covering their mouths, without exception.

There are always people who mention Chernobyl, but the main reason for the handling of the Chernobyl accident is that the surrounding countries have discovered the nuclear accident, so that the Soviet Union cannot cover its mouth and has to deal with it. It's the same with Fukushima, where the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is visible to everyone, and the Japanese government has to deal with it. Other nuclear accidents in the Soviet Union were concealed, and it was no problem to conceal them long enough.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

It is inevitable that a nuclear accident will occur in a large number of nuclear plants in the first batch, and the technology is not in place, and there are many hidden dangers in all aspects.

Explosions are obvious, but cracks, failures, and other problems are not difficult to conceal, and for the time being, safety is not necessarily guaranteed after a nuclear power plant is shut down.

Suddenly! Britain has been secretly discharging nuclear sewage for four years, which is worse than Japan

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