Above we see a nuclear waste pond at Sellafield, in North West England.
"Dilapidated nuclear waste storage ponds, abandoned 40 years ago, containing hundreds of tonnes of fuel rods, pose an immediate danger to public safety, photographs sent to The Ecologist reveal.
"The fuel and sludge in the ponds could spontaneously ignite if exposed to air, spreading intense radiation over a wide area."
Leaked Sellafield photos reveal 'massive radioactive release threat'
Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway have three sites with dangerous nuclear connections.
Nuclear expert John Large says "It's not for me to make comparisons with Chernobyl or Fukushima, but it could certainly cause serious contamination over a wide area and for a very long time."
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