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

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

See also: Guardian: Fire at nuclear power plant triggers major emergency response -- 'Noise' and smoke still coming from site (PHOTO)

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