A NUCLEAR firm with a base in Capenhurst will be prosecuted for disposing of radioactive waste at a landfill site.
The Environment Agency and Office for Nuclear Regulation are pursuing the prosecution of Sellafield Limited after an extensive investigation which led to allegations the company sent and disposed of four bags of low-level radioactive waste from its site in West Cumbria, to Lillyhall landfill site, in nearby Workington, Cumbria, in 2010.
The firm faces nine charges, to be heard before Workington Magistrates Court on December 12.
Eight charges have been brought by the Environment Agency and one by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
The Environment Agency charges are brought under the Radioactive Substances Act and Environmental Permitting Regulations, while the Office for Nuclear Regulation charge is brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.