Sellafield accused of disposing of waste at landfill

  • 15 November 2012
  • From the section Cumbria
Sellafield Nuclear Plant
Image caption Sellafield Limited is accused of sending waste to a landfill site in Workington

Sellafield nuclear plant is to be prosecuted over allegations that it sent low-level radioactive waste to a landfill site.

Sellafield Limited is accused of sending and disposing of four bags from the plant to Lillyhall landfill site in Workington in April 2010.

It is facing eight charges brought by the Environment Agency and one brought by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

The case is due before Workington Magistrates' Court in December.

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