Joint Statement from the Sellafield-conference 1st June
The dialogue has also created a very effective forum for information exchange, understanding concerns, hearing different perspectives and building trust between Sellafield and Nordic states. Over the years the dialogue has revealed that the culture and traditions of the Nordic and the British people have much in common.
Ingar Amundsen from the Norwegian NRPA expressed that following the monitoring of plutonium in the North Sea, levels had remained constant, despite the fact that discharges into the sea have over the years been reduced to a minimum .In this context he noted that monitoring results in Norway for other radioanuclides in marine products had generally shown a decreasing trend. He also presented the impact to Norway of a hypothetical accident, of low probability, at the HAL tanks in Sellafield that could lead to very serious consequences for Norway.