Further to the (allegedly leaked) images in the national media, regarding the condition of some of the storage facilities at Sellafield, CT director Colin Wales wrote to the NDA. He submitted a “freedom of information” enquiry regarding the current situation with the storage ponds and included the following:
1. We would seek detailed information on the ponds, specifically an independent structural engineers report as to the integrity of these facilities.
4. What policies and processes currently exist to mitigate any of the risks which have been identified by any responsible executive body e.g. ONR, NDA, other governmental executive bodies, Sellafield Sites Ltd and NMP, together with any concerns expressed by any independent accredited institution e.g. Institute of Civil Engineers?
However, if you don’t have time to study the whole document we have posted the important highlights here:
Pages 15-23 of the report, feature the following photographs which you will surely agree are most helpful…
Are the above images what Sellafield actually see when they study the ponds? Certainly when reading some of their PR you could be forgiven for believing that to be the case.