UK: Sellafield arrests raise concerns about nuke security

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May 4, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"The arrest of five men whose actions aroused suspicion outside Britain’s Sellafield nuclear plant on Monday has increased fears of terrorist reprisals in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden. The five men, who all live in London and are of Bangladeshi origin, were detained just hours after Mr. bin Laden’s death was announced. According to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), which polices Britain’s nuclear facilities, the men were stopped as part of a routine patrol near the perimeter of the Sellafield plant and were 'unable to give a satisfactory account of their actions.' They were arrested under the Terrorism Act and questioned, then released without charge." (05/04/11)  

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