Photo: Smoke coming from nuclear plant — Reactor shut down — “Smouldering lagging on a turbine”

Published: May 3rd, 2013 at 11:08 am ET


BBC News: A nuclear reactor has been shut down after smoke was seen coming from a plant in Lancashire. The reactor at Heysham One nuclear power station was shut down at 18:00 BST on Thursday due to smouldering lagging on a turbine. EDF, which operates the reactor, said it was shut down as a precaution. […]

Reuters: EDF Energy, Britain’s largest nuclear power producer, shut down its 610-megawatt Heysham 1-2 nuclear reactor on Thursday evening in an unplanned outage, the company said. […]

Heysham Spokesman: “Heysham 1 reactor 2 was safely, manually shut down at 6pm (1700 GMT) on May 2 for an unplanned outage.”

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Published: May 3rd, 2013 at 11:08 am ET


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12 comments to Photo: Smoke coming from nuclear plant — Reactor shut down — “Smouldering lagging on a turbine”

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    I find it interesting that we seemed to be getting more and more news articles regarding NPP shutdown and failures. I can't see it being that these plants all started having problems at the same time. More likely people are starting to take notice of the rad monsters squatting on the edge of their neighborhoods. We already know that the nuke peddlers have been lying to the employees for years about the safety of the plants. I think the wool is lifting from the eyes of these workers and they are seeing what kind of poison they have been unintentionally spreading over the earth around them. They know that the nuke peddlers and corrupt corp management isn't going to care about the safety concerns anymore. Hopefully the world wakes up and we can get these death producers shut down.

    • Cisco Cisco

      Hey, no problem BW….Fukushima will assuredly shut them down. Unfortunately it won't be cold shutdowns.

      When this happens, all bad management will be erased. No more bad guys, but no more good guys either.

    • Jay

      … and look at this in South Korea , iresponsability for sale :

      S. Korea jails nuclear workers over bribe scandal

      Seoul (AFP) May 3, 2013

      South Korea on Friday jailed six nuclear power engineers and suppliers linked to a major corruption scandal that stoked public concern over safety standards.

      Two engineers with state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) were handed prison terms ranging from 14 months to two years for taking bribes from suppliers who used forged safety certificates.


        if you haven't done so already Jay, you should bring this to the attention of admin and repost, as well, to nuclear issues forum…

      • pcjensen

        incredible – a "real" solution applied, amazing. Thank You South Korea officials for paying attention and "getting" the importance of corruption requiring strong response.

        Imagine how many would be in jail if this was how Japan officials had reacted to all of their known problems (yakuza, israeli security, kickbacks, etc etc etc).

        • pcjensen

          not to leave out – had the US been using the same standards SKorea is now using…. heads up! Barbara Boxer, Ron Wyden et al….

    • nohobear nohobear

      To an extent, yes, some people are awakening to the dangers of nuclear power, but I think all the increasing incidents we are seeing is more a function of aging reactors nearing or past their operating design lives. Embrittlement of materials is a major cause for concern.

      Sadly, most people are unaware or unconcerned with the dangers of nuclear power. My attempts at sharing ongoing news about Fukushima are mostly met with yawns and blank stares. Sad to say, it will take evacuation of Tokyo or a collapse of the Pacific seafood chain to wake people up. Even every other person you know getting cancer will not be enough to awaken people. The cancer will never be linked to ingested/inhaled radioactive hot particles.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    If you're downwind, you could be x-rayed to death and not know it.

  • nedlifromvermont

    TBP? Would you know it after you were dead? Would anyone really care?

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    Protect the children.. They are the ONLY future.

    We are eating our own children because of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

    Chernobyl Heart Movie; How Children Are Affected; via @AGreenRoad

    Gorbachev; Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Was Real Cause Of The Collapse of Soviet Union; via @AGreenRoad

  • Alternatives to nuclear power are in the birth canal.

    They will severely undercut the cost of electricity.

    See for a few of them.