Earthly Remains

Sellafield is closing, which may, at first glance, seem like good news for Bono and the like, but not necessarily.

21st February, 2009

* Sellafield is closing, which may, at first glance, seem like good news for Bono and the like, but not necessarily.

Ten years ago, the British government commissioned a mixed oxide, or Mox, plant at the controversial site to recycle plutonium.

It was supposed to reprocess 120 tonnes per year, but since Britain only has a stockpile of 100 tonnes of plutonium, Mox was always going to rely on imports to be economically viable.

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