The satirical news magazine Private Eye has picked up on allegations of bullying at Sellafield after a series of exclusive stories by The Whitehaven News.

The Eye has branded the potential implications of the alleged bullying culture as “frightening” after The Whitehaven News revealed whistleblower Alison McDermott lodged a whistleblowing and victimisation case to the Employment Tribunal against Sellafield Ltd.

Other workers also came forward to speak of their experience.

Sellafield acknowledged that one in four workers believe bullying is tolerated at the site and has launched a campaign to tackle it.