The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland calls for honesty on what consequences of a terrorist attack on Sellafield would be.
Ireland's radiation watchdog has appealed to the operators of the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria to show how storage tanks holding high level radioactive waste would be capable of withstanding a terrorist attack.
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) said that there is a heightened fear of terrorist attacks following the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001.
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland wants British Nuclear Fuels to be candid about the possible impact a terrorist attack on Sellafield would have.
The RPII wants BNFL to be transparent about the potential risks. Dr Tom O'Flaherty Chief Executive of RPII says that the institute faces challenges over confidentiality surrounding information they were given. The RPII also says work needs to be done in Ireland on the national emergency plan for nuclear accidents.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 January 2002. The reporter is Paul Cunningham.