Sem­i­nar on nu­clear dis­charge

June 1986

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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