Gas leak at Heysham Power Station

Heysham Power Station reactor 1
Heysham Power Station reactor 1

Alarms sounded at Heysham Power Station early this morning, Thursday August 13, following reports of a leak in a gas valve.

A spokesman for EDF Energy, which runs Heysham Power Station, said: “At approximately 6.45am this morning, a CO2 alarm sounded in the basement of reactor 2 at Heysham 1 power station following a very small leak of the gas from a valve which has since been isolated.

“As part of the station’s standard practice the small number of staff on site at that time were mustered to ensure everyone was safe and accounted for, which they were.”