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Stricter regulation planned for Sellafield

Strengthened controls on radioactive waste disposal from Britain's Sellafield nuclear site have been formally proposed by the Anglo-Welsh environment agency following a four-month consultation (EED 02/08/01). The agency described the new limits as a milestone in the UK's implementation of the Ospar agreement on reducing radioactive discharges and said they would further cut radiation doses to the most exposed members of public by 25-35%. Greenpeace described the limits as "grossly inadequate" and claimed that levels of radioactivity going into the environment were set to double. See press release and proposals.

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