Radioactive Pizza Disposed

Over eight years ago, Pizza Cumbriana was created by Core and was sent to the Italian embassy. The purpose of this was to highlight their concerns that go against the plans of Italy, which was to ship more irradiated fuel. 

Pollution, health risks and plutonium and nuclear waste stockpiles in UK was what they wanted to avoid, hence have tried communicating with the embassy through an illustration with a West Cumbrian pizza. 

This pizza was made out of mud and seaweed from the public where levels of radioactivity were revealed. 

The pizza was then removed, which is now moved to the Low Level Waste disposal facility at Drigg.

“Burying our pizza at Drigg is proof positive that some of west Cumbria’s coastal areas are nothing more than nuclear wastelands.Unknown to unsuspecting visitors and many locals, the pizza materials and levels of radioactivity can routinely be found in countless places up and down the west Cumbrian coast in estuaries, docks and harbours.These resultant radioactive wastelands can never now be cleaned up and will continue to pose health risks for many thousands of years.” said Core Spokesman Martin Forwood. 

Harwell Scientifics reports that the pizza was confirmed to have high levels of Caesium 137, Americium 241, and Plutonium 238, 239, and 240. The report was called "Analysis of a Pizza Comprising of Sediment."
Posted by Diane Araga, on May 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM