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Body parts inquiry families meet
Sellafield
Samples were taken legally, says the British Nuclear Group
A further meeting is being held in Cumbria for families affected by the removal of body tissue from Sellafield nuclear workers.

Michael Redfern QC is heading a public inquiry to investigate why samples were taken between 1962 and 1992 and whether next of kin were informed.

Thursday's meeting in Whitehaven is the third such event providing support for the relatives of those involved.

British Nuclear Group said tissue was taken for "legally correct" purposes.

The inquiry began in April 2007 after the GMB union said samples were taken from up to 70 former Sellafield employees.

Autopsy samples taken included tissue, bones and body parts removed without permission, the GMB claimed.

Members of the inquiry team were due to attend the meeting in Whitehaven.



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