Firms Face Trial for UK Nuke Incident

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 06:09 PM gHale

Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) informed EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd and Doosan Babcock it will prosecute both companies over a conventional health and safety matter, ONR officials said last week.

The charge relates to an incident in April at the Hinkley Point B nuclear plant owned by France’s EDF, which resulted in injury to a Doosan Babcock employee.

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There was no radiological risk to workers or the public, the ONR said.

ONR would give no further details as the case is now the subject of active court proceedings.

“We are reviewing the charges against us and considering our response. As we would in any industrial safety incident of this nature we have and will continue to cooperate fully with the ONR,” an EDF Energy spokeswoman said.

No one from Doosan Babcock, part of South Korea-based Doosan Group, was immediately available to comment.



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