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Nuclear alert: 130 security breaches at UK atomic facilities in last 5 years

Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) officers, charged with guarding the UK’s nuclear sites, admit there have been 130 security breaches over the last five years, including a handgun going missing and the keys to Hinkley Point power station getting lost.

The CNC said two of the breaches were classed as“high risk.”

In July 2012, an unloaded handgun went missing from the National Shooting Centre in Surrey. It was reported to Surrey Police, but the force could not determine whether it had been lost or stolen.

In October 2012, confidential information was texted to an officer at Sellafield in Cumbria. – READ MORE

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