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Importance of nuclear industry safety – Sellafield sentencing

British Nuclear Group Sellafield Limited was today fined £500,000 plus costs of over £67,000 after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety law. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution following the discovery in April 2005 of a large leak of highly radioactive liquid within Sellafield’s Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (THORP).

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