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At UK’s Sizewell nuclear power stations, armed soldiers replace nuclear police

Military replaces nuclear police at Sizewell in Operation Temperer response to Manchester terrorist bombing  East Anglian Daily Times , 24 May 2017 

Armed soldiers are at Sizewell nuclear power stations in Suffolk as part of the security response to Monday’s terrorist bombing in Manchester. The military presence is part of the Government’s Operation Temperer providing up to 3,800 troops to support police in their security operations, following the attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 people dead.

A spokesman for EDF Energy, which operates Sizewell, moved to reassure people that the threat level was unchanged on site, where there is always an armed presence. The soldiers are replacing armed officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), who had been redeployed as part of Operation Temperer.

The CNC said it had provided a number authorised firearms officers to support colleagues in Home Office forces.

“Our civil nuclear sites remain fully protected and the CNC will continue to carry out their core role of protecting nuclear sites and materials, while also being part of the strategic reserve supporting communities across the country,” a spokesman added.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Tuesday the terrorism threat was “critical” – the highest alert level – meaning an attack may be imminent. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 984 military personnel were being deployed in support of the police……http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/armed-soldiers-at-sizewell-as-part-of-operation-temperer-response-to-manchester-terrorist-bombing-1-5033142

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May 26, 2017 - Posted by | safety, UK

2 Comments »

  1. Sizewell B is the one that Hilda Murrell was apparently killed trying to stop.

    Comment by miningawareness | May 26, 2017 | Reply

    • Interesting information. That murder must be solved, and perpetrators brought to justice!

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | May 27, 2017 | Reply


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