Nuclear owners accused over leaks

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Operators of a nuclear power station in Essex have been accused of allowing radioactive waste to seep into the ground for 14 years.

The Environment Agency claims waste leaked from a unit at Bradwell power station, now decommissioned, between 1990 and 2004.

Mark Harris, prosecuting, said leaks were caused by poor design, too few checks and a lack of maintenance.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7813543.stm

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