Power station shuts down reactor after defect discovered

Heysham 1 Power Station

Heysham 1 Power Station

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A power station at Heysham has been closed as a precaution after a fault was found.

EDF Energy has closed both reactors at Heysham 1, as well as at its sister station in Hartlepool.

An inspection of reactor 1 at Heysham 1, in June this year, showed a defect in one of its boilers.

 

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