British nuke leaking, shut down

Reuters just reported:

EDF Energy on Friday stopped the 610-megawatt (MW) unit 2 at its Heysham 1 nuclear power plant to repair a leak in a pipe and postponed a planned outage on the plant’s unit 1 which was scheduled to start on Friday, the company said.

“We took Heysham 1 unit 2 offline on Friday July 6 at 1330 GMT to allow repairs to a leak in a pipe leading from the unit’s main boiler feed pump,” a spokeswoman said.

The company did not say when the planned outage on unit 1 will now take place.

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By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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