Staff were disposing of chemicals when the incident took place
Explosive experts have been called to Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant after a “chemical incident” at the site.
Staff had been carrying out a chemical inventory audit in a laboratory and disposing of chemicals stored at the Cumbria plant since 1992 when the incident took place.
The plant said a team from the army’s Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team would remove the material.
A 100m cordon was placed around the zone and staff working within that area were asked to keep clear, a spokesperson for Sellafield Ltd told the Independent.
The spokesperson said the incident is likely to be sorted today and added there is “no immediate danger”.
Staff at Sellafield have been advised to return to work today as normal.
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