A health and safety boss in the UK has lost a secret report on a nuclear power station.
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 The “stress test” report into weaknesses at the Hartlepool nuclear power plant was illicitly downloaded on to a USB memory stick and then mislaid while the official was at a nuclear conference in India.

  It contained sensitive technical details and maps of the power station.

Shadow energy and climate change secretary Caroline Flint said: “The safety of the UK’s nuclear industry is of paramount importance. It is extremely disturbing that sensitive information about a UK nuclear power station has been lost overseas. I will be urgently writing to the Energy Secretary to get answers.”

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