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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Devonport nuclear base warned over safety

Devonport contractor Babcock International refits Britain's nuclear submarine fleet
Devonport naval base has been warned of legal action after a worker received a dose of radiation amid a series of safety breaches.

Radioactive cooling water was also mistakenly discharged into a submarine reactor compartment, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) reported.

Reporting of safety incidents at the base, which refits Britain's nuclear submarines, was "below standard".

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