BNFL appoints `new brooms’ in drive to restore reputation

British Nuclear Fuels has made several new management appointments as part of an effort to restore its reputation following the scandal over falsification of fuel documentation at its Sellafield site. The company said a 10-strong team of compliance inspectors and advisers – at least half of whom come from outside the industry – would start […]

British Nuclear Fuels has made several new management appointments as part of an effort to restore its reputation following the scandal over falsification of fuel documentation at its Sellafield site.

The company said a 10-strong team of compliance inspectors and advisers – at least half of whom come from outside the industry – would start work within days. The appointment of the team was a leading recommendation of a highly critical report by the Health & Safety Executive in March. The names of the team members should be announced by early next week.

Last week John Edwards was appointed group financial director to replace Ross Chiese, who was heavily criticised by a House of Commons select committee earlier this year over the lack of clarity in BNFL’s accounts.

BNFL chairman Hugh Collum said Edwards, who was formerly at Jaguar and Northern Electric, would play a key role in taking the company towards a partial privatisation in 2002.

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