The Scottish National Party has raised concerns over reports that security at Britain’s nuclear power stations is being breached eight times every month.
SNP Energy spokesperson Mike Weir said:
“These revelations of 398 security breaches since 2010 at nuclear power plants across the UK are of great concern – as is the fact the information has only come to light through Freedom of Information requests.
“Wherever nuclear power is concerned, safety must be paramount at all times – there is no excuse for security oversights as any breach could have potentially fatal consequences. The Office for Nuclear Regulation must now set the record straight on this by publishing the full details of security breaches and making it clear what is being done to address safety and security concerns as a matter of urgency.
“I will also be lodging Parliamentary Questions in the House of Commons this week to determine exactly what steps the UK Government intend to take to ensure that all safety concerns are addressed – and explain why action has not been taken before now.”