Seminar on nuclear discharge
In conjunction with the Eastern Regional Development Organisation, Wicklow County Council is to organise a seminar to educate councillors as to the risk involved form nuclear discharge from Sellafield into the Irish Sea and also the danger from radioactivity from other reactors across the Irish Sea.
This decision was taken at Monday’s meeting of the council after the acting chairman, Frank Hynes, had reported back on the outcome of a seminar organised in Wales recently.
As regards the pollution of the Irish Sea from Sellafield, Mr Hynes said ‘I think we have been too quiet for too long and I think it is our duty to tell the people about this pollution.’
He added that they really didn’t know what was going on.
Cllr Sean Wolohan, in seconding the proposal, suggested that the people from Greenpeace should be invited to attend because ‘they have been telling us that for the past six or seven years’, but the people have not seen fit to listen to them.
Cllr Dick Roche, who also agreed, said they should have an informed debate and the best way to do that was to educate themselves.