Sacks MOX Workers
BBC, 6 October 1999
The Company File
Nuclear workers sacked for fake checks Nuclear chiefs have sacked three
Sellafield workers Three nuclear fuel workers have been sacked for faking
checks at the Sellafield plant in Cumbria. The three were suspended
after an investigation by British Nuclear Fuels was carried out last
BNFL Chief Executive
John Taylor said the falsification of quality checks was something the
company could not tolerate. Nuclear plants around the world have been
put on alert over safety procedures since Japan's worst nuclear accident
last week left three workers injured and dozens of people needing medical
BNFL said that
22 checks had been forged at the Mixed Oxide Demonstration Facility.
said the false data were detected in routine quality control checks
and had been reported to the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate.
involved manual checks on the diameters of samples of fuel pellets.
But the company
said no fuel made up from falsified lots had left the area where they
were manufactured and there were no safety risks.
The sacked workers
have the right to appeal.