Nuclear flask train

Despite objections from local councils and residents, not to mention the “global threat from terrorism”, flasks of irradiated nuclear fuel - otherwise known as “nuclear waste” - continue to be transported by rail through London from nuclear power stations to Sellafield. Such flasks contain up to 5 million curies (37,000 TBqs) of highly radioactive material, including enough plutonium for a nuclear bomb - hence the concerns about safety. Here a flask (concealed within the white metal casing) passes close to a block of flats in Kentish Town on the North London line.

Photo source: Photofusion
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