Shoddy maintenance costs Magnox £250,000

BNFL subsidiary Magnox Electric has been fined £100,000 for unauthorised releases of radioactive effluent from its Bradwell and Hinkley Point A nuclear power stations. The incidents, resulting from poor maintenance of effluent filters, are believed to have cost the company £250,000 - and BNFL has been hit by two other penalties in recent weeks.

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