The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, He has said on Wednesday that the regional government will ask the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) to provide information on “if it is true or not” if there was the contaminated soil transfer to the village of Palomares cuevana, and, If so, the reasons why “There was no information from the Government of Spain to Andalusia”.
“Mal by the Government of Rajoy if he did not give information”, He said the president of the Board told the media during his visit to the community of irrigators Four Vegas, where he pointed out that the regional government will claim “all the information” and “transparency” about sending radioactive material, I would have taken place in 2016, who has stressed that powers on nuclear safety are state.
About this issue, Energy Research Center, Environment and Technology (Ciemat) indicated that about 1.300 kilos of “radioactive material” who moved two years ago to the area under radiological surveillance of Palomares, come from “sampling land” made in the area since 1966 and he remarked that they are “underactive”.
“They are not radioactive waste and nuclear waste but are the cluster of samples that have historically been taking the area under the Environmental Monitoring Plan and have returned to the site which already came no more ability to continue saving them in the CIEMAT itself”, He has pointed to Europa Press Director of the Department of Environment of the body within the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Yolanda Benito.
The fact that once did not report to local authorities, provincial or state, queal argued untreated nuclear waste “material but very low activity, not to inform anyone” so good, as has clarified, itself was reported by the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) through monthly newsletters that refer.
“We did not have to inform anyone because we work in Palomares, constantly and not, We informed of such actions”, He said Benito, then, note that “the mayors of the area have always been perfect connoisseurs of our activity, if not officially, other through other channels”.
Benito has moved to, to build “Historic sampling”, it was decided in 2016 the right place for deposit was Palomares and has stated that the material remains stored in “containers with special measures” comprises “samples of soil and ash”.
“In this case –he insisted- it is a material of very low activity, almost declassified, for which it is not necessary practically no control of which is substantially free given the tiny doses radio activity”.
After pointing out that it is a measure “unheard” as is the case of Palomares “only” in Spain, has detailed transport did not Enresa, company dedicated to the treatment of nuclear waste, but one “business sector”, which he deposited the containers in the area 2 area over 40 hectares is under radiological surveillance pending the Rehabilitation Plan approved for the zone run in 2010.
“It's not nuclear waste and non-waste shows that Enrejas did not intervene nor has to do with the Integrated Program for the Improvement of Certain Facilities Plan (Pimic)”, he said referring to the plan that was launched in the year 2000 in order to dismantle obsolete facilities and stops, des contaminate areas and land with residual contamination, modernize buildings and facilities and improve overall infrastructure of central Madrid.
Benito has said that the first transport, about 700 kilos, was made the 10 May 2016 and second, with just over 600 kilos material, He was deposited 29 November. “Some in –has added– we had no ability to save and why this decision was taken”, reiterated.
In this, It has ruled that the presence of this over a ton active radio material has Palomares “nothing changed” the radiological situation in the area and has remarked that “does not change” Being “environmental samples unmanipulated”.