Sellafield Leak

It is being reported on the news today1 that elevated radiation levels have lead to the partial evacuation of the Sellafield site. This reminded me of a Norwegian study2 of the affects of a leak from the Highly Active Liquor tanks at Sellafield – hopefully this is not what has happened today.
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Note that the IAEA criteria for evacuation is 1MBq/m2

1 Sellafield nuclear site has elevated levels of radioactivity, Guardian Friday 31 January 2014 (

2 Consequences in Norway of a hypothetical accident at Sellafield, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, 2009 (


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