Gas leak at Heysham Power Station

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

Thursday, 13th August 2015, 12:17 pm
Heysham Power Station reactor 1

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.

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“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.”