Sellafield Ltd have said they 'regret' dumping five bags of low level radio active waste at a landfill site at Workington and that they 'accept responsibility' for the incident.
Today the company lost their high court appeal against a £700,000 fine imposed last year.
We regret this incident and accept our responsibility for what happened. We have strengthened our procedures and must now continue our focus on the safe and secure running of the Sellafield Site.
"We are pleased to see the Court’s recognition that there was no actual harm and indeed a very low risk of harm.
" We are also pleased to see his comment that we made guilty pleas at the first available opportunity, the very considerable cooperation that Sellafield Ltd displayed after the discovery of the failures and that both these factors deserve very considerable credit..."
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