Brewery recalls CO2 cylinders

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A brewery last night recalled carbon dioxide cylinders used to pour pints in pubs after tests revealed a trace of radioactivity.

Carlsberg-Tetley in Alloa is recalling all cylinders at present in use in Scotland after tests revealed a "slightly elevated level" of radioactivity in one cylinder. The tests were being carried out after Scottish Nuclear discovered a leak at Hunterston B nuclear station in Ayrshire which could have contaminated a road tanker delivering supplies of carbon dioxide. The same tankers are used in deliveries to the food and drinks industry.

The Scottish Office said in a statement that the effect on consumers from such a level would be "negligible".