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EU: We`ll resist nuclear snooping
Date 13/05/2011 15:20  Author webmaster  Hits 944  Language Global
13 MAY 2011

By Macer Hall | Daily Express

MINISTERS will today face pressure from the European Union to hand over the secrets of anti-terrorist measures at Britain’s nuclear power stations.

Officials at an EU meeting on atomic safety will press for new safety standards to be enforced across the 27-nation union in response to the nuclear crisis at Fukushima following the Japanese earthquake.

But Whitehall insiders last night insisted the British Government will resist the move on the grounds that UK national security could be compromised by Brussels snooping on nuclear energy sites.

Energy Minister Charles Hendry recent clashed with EU Energy Commissioner Gunter Oettinger over the issue.

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