Nuclear Electric fined £250,000 for serious safety failures

Nuclear Electric has been fined £250,000 for continuing to operate its Wylfa power station in Anglesey, North Wales for nine hours after an accident caused by serious operational shortcomings compromised the safety of a reactor. Mold Crown Court rejected some of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate's most damning allegations - but the case has revived safety concerns at a delicate stage in the Government's plans to privatise the nuclear industry.

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