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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 April, 2003, 06:58 GMT 07:58 UK
Sizewell visitors centre plan shelved
Greenpeace campaigner Paul Schot scales Sizewell B
Greenpeace campaigners held a protest at Sizewell
A plan for a new centre for visitors at a nuclear power station in Suffolk has been scrapped over fears of a terrorist attack.

The centre which Sizewell A had shared with Sizewell B closed two years ago and will soon be demolished.

Plans for another visitor centre have now been shelved.

Instead more staff will be employed at Sizewell A to give talks to local schools and businesses.

Mike Wilding, station manager at Sizewell, said: "Access to nuclear facilities needs to be carefully scrutinised and looked at and properly controlled so we maintain a safe and secure site at Sizewell A."

In February this year, energy minister Brian Wilson admitted that some intruders had entered an inner security barrier at Sizewell B during a Greenpeace protest

But he said the incursion did not reach "sensitive areas of the plant" or pose a threat to security.


SEE ALSO:
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14 Oct 02  |  England
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