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Firm in court over nuclear 'leak'
Bradwell Power Station
Former operator Magnox Electric is due before magistrates on Monday
The company which used to run the Bradwell nuclear power station in Essex is being taken to court over the alleged leak of a radioactive liquid.

Magnox Electric is facing a number of charges over possible breaches of the Radioactive Substances Act.

The Environment Agency brought the case amid claims that liquid seeped from a decontamination sump between March 1980 and February 2004.

The former operator is due before Chelmsford magistrates on Monday.

It comes as campaigners pledge to fight government plans for more nuclear power stations.

The government wants more reactors and Bradwell, which is being decommissioned, is being touted as a prime site.

Bradwell was one of the oldest nuclear power stations in the UK.

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