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Nuclear memory stick lost via The Northern Echo

A MEMORY stick containing a safety assessment of a North-East nuclear power plant has been lost.

The unencrypted data was misplaced by an employee of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), an agency of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), while attending a conference in India.

The lost stick contained a safety assessment of Hartlepool’s nuclear plant, which was undertaken in the wake of the Japanese radiation scare at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

People have been reassured that no significant data was lost and the majority of it has since been put into the public domain.

An ONR spokesman said: “An ONR member of staff lost an unencrypted USB pen drive containing the licensee’s “stress test” of a UK nuclear power station, which is a safety assessment of the station.

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