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Cleaning up Contamination

Theo Leggett goes inside Sellafield, the birthplace of the UK's nuclear industry

It was the birthplace of the British nuclear industry, but Sellafield now carries a toxic, radioactive legacy. So how do you go about cleaning it all up?
Dismantling a nuclear plant is far from easy. Inside Sellafield crumbling, near derelict buildings are home to large quantities of accumulated radioactive waste, a toxic legacy from nearly seventy years of operations. Theo Leggett gets exclusive access to inside the site. Also in the programme, Theo finds out what can be done with ageing oil platforms when they reach the end of their useful lives.

(Picture: A general view of Sellafield Nuclear Power Station, 2017. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Mon 24 Sep 2018 07:32GMT

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