Highbridge site vital to US security

PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 December 2010 | UPDATED: 11:03 09 December 2010

The Brean site was one location listed on the leaked US documents

The Brean site was one location listed on the leaked US documents

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A SITE in Somerset is one location on a leaked list of facilities that the US has said it considers vital to its national security.

The transatlantic undersea cable station in Highbridge, which relays information between the UK and the US, was named in documents leaked on website Wikileaks on Monday (Dec 06), that US officials believe could ‘immediately affect the public health, economic security, and/or national and homeland security of the United States’ if attacked.

The publication of the information has been condemned by the Government.

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