Europe's two nuclear fuel reprocessing plants have come in for more criticism. Following talks on Sellafield with Britain's industry minister on Wednesday, Irish environment minister Dick Roche called the facility "dysfunctional" and said a radioactive spillage this spring provided "further overwhelming evidence" that the UK should end reprocessing (EED 10/05/05). On the same day, Greenpeace claimed it had new evidence that a terrorist attack on France's La Hague plant could result in serious radioactive pollution. See press releases from Irish environment ministry and Greenpeace International.
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