Gas alert at Lancashire nuclear plant

Heysham Power Station
Heysham Power Station
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An alert was sparked at Heysham 2 power station in Lancashire today after hydrogen was detected on site​

​Operators EDF Energy said staff ​at the nuclear plant ​were “mustered” as a precaution.

There was no evacuation and staff retu​rned to work.

Around 520 full time EDF Energy employees plus over 250 full time contract partners work at the site.

AN EDF spokesman said: “A small amount of clean hydrogen was detected at Heysham 2. The site carried out a muster of its staff, as per its usual arrangements, with everyone safely accounted for.”