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By John E Dunn
February 17, 2012
A USB stick containing a confidential safety report on a UK nuclear
power station has been lost in India, UK ministers have been told by a
red-faced Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
The report on Hartlepool nuclear power station was reportedly downloaded
in unencrypted form on to the drive before being lost by a senior Health
and Safety Executive (HSE) official while at a conference in India,
sources told The Sun newspaper.
Containing extensive technical plans to the EDF-owned plant, the report
was part of an assessment carried out on all ten of the country's
nuclear power stations in the aftermath of the Fukushima incident after
the Japan Tsunami last March.
"The use of unencrypted USB pen drives is not permitted by ONR for
transporting documents with a security classification," an official
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