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Nuclear waste 'may be blighting 1,000 sites' in the UK - The Ecologist
MoD under fire after DECC report finds number of sites contaminated with radioactive waste is far higher than previously estimated

Hundreds of sites across England and Wales could be contaminated with radioactive waste from old military bases and factories, according to a new government report.

Up to 1,000 sites could be polluted, though the best guess is that between 150 and 250 are, says a report on contaminated land by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), released last month, but previously unreported.

This is far higher than previous official estimates, with evidence from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) last December suggesting that there were just 15 sites in the UK contaminated with radium from old planes and other equipment.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat May 5th, 2012 at 12:37:33 PM EST
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