Police guarding nuclear sites across Britain have reported 130 security breaches over the past five years including a missing gun and lost keys to a power station. The Civil Nuclear Constabulary reported that the keys to Hinkley Point power station near Bridgwater, Somerset, were misplaced. Meanwhile, confidential information was also shared and two of the 130 breaches were classed as ‘high risk’, reports the BBC. Other incidents included windows being left open and the loss of electronic equipment and papers.
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Civil Nuclear police have admitted to a series of security blunders at power stations around the country, including an incident at Hunterston B. The Civil Nuclear Constabulary stressed that the incidents were ‘low risk’, and each breach was dealt with “swiftly and robustly”. At Hunterston B, a warrant card went missing in December 2015, and once reported, was immediately deactivated, and the officer given “advice and guidance” by his supervisor. The information of the loss was then circulated to all sites, and reported to local police. The loss was one of 21 breaches of security last year around the UK, including 13 stolen or lost smart phones and identity cards.
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