Workers at the Sellafield atomic energy complex in Cumbria have been suspended for sending and opening obscene e-mails.
Nigel Monckton, a spokesman for British Nuclear Fuels, said the three staff and six contract workers had been suspended and an inquiry into the incident was ongoing.
“We are continuing an investigation. I expect out employees will be taken through the disciplinary process,” said Monckton.
“We make it very clear in our policy document that the internal e-mail system is for business use only.”
By Ben Willmott