[ RadSafe ] Sellafield kept body parts of dead workers

Doug Aitken jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Wed Apr 18 08:47:55 CDT 2007

Looks to me like typical Union pot-stirring, followed by political 
posturing (is it an election year in the UK?).

The BBC reports:
"Of the samples, 23 were taken following a coroner's request, 33 after a 
post mortem, three were associated with legal proceedings and one was a 
biopsy from a living person.
In four cases there is no information about how the request came about.  "

So in four cases, a record of why the samples were not taken is missing. 
But surely the justification is in the others: Is a post-mortem not a 
normal process?


At 01:17 AM 4/18/2007, Dawson, Fred Mr wrote:
>Guardian reports
>The government will announce an independent inquiry today into claims
>that body parts of workers who died in suspicious circumstances at
>Sellafield and other nuclear plants were secretly taken for medical
>examination without their families' consent for more than 30 years.
>BBC reports
>The government is to investigate union claims that nuclear workers who
>died in the 1960s and 70s may have had body parts removed without
>Fred Dawson
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