[Sinn Fein]

17th September 2002

Sellafield nuclear shipment

`Taoiseach should call special summit meeting with Blair on Sellafield issue' - Ó Caoláin

Following the arrival at Barrow-in-Furness of the nuclear shipment to Sellafield, Sinn Fein Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has called on the Irish Government to escalate its campaign for the closure of the nuclear waste reprocessing plant. Deputy Ó Caoláin:

``This shipment was brought across the world from Japan to Sellafield as a direct result of the falsification of safety records by BNFL. It was shipped in defiance of the wishes of the Irish government and other governments on its route and of public opinion in Ireland and worldwide.

``The Taoiseach should now call a special summit meeting with the British Prime Minister to deal solely with Sellafield and to increase the pressure for the closure of this plant. The courageous protesters who brought this issue to world attention have shown the way. The Irish government should be no less determined and courageous.''

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