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Huge Nuclear Plutonium Leak in UK PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 May 2005 09:00
Huge Nuclear Plutonium Leak in UK

Guardian: British press reports claim that a volume of highly corrosive nitiric acid - based radioactive liquid large enough to fill a large public swimming pool has leaked from the UK's reprocessing plant at Sellafield. It is reported to contain 20 tonnes of uranium and plutonium from spent fuel rods, including 200 kilograms of plutonium.

www.guardian.co.uk/nuclear/article/0,2763,1479527,00.html
Depending on the isotopic compostion of the plutonium, this amount could make up to 40 low - yield nucelar weapons. The best complete report of the incident and its political context may be found at:
Last Updated on Monday, 09 May 2005 09:00
 

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