April 10, 2019 / 1:40 PM / 3 months ago

Evacuation of UK shipyard not linked to nuclear safety - regulator

LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - The evacuation of a submarine shipyard in northern England is not related to nuclear safety, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation said on Wednesday.

Ambulances and police were on the scene in Barrow-in-Furness after a shipyard in northern England that builds Britain's new generation of nuclear submarines was evacuated.

"We have been made aware of an incident at the BAE Systems site in Barrow," a spokesman said. "The incident is not related to nuclear safety.

"We are liaising with BAE Systems' site security and will continue to monitor the situation."

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton

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