Jellyfish shut down nuclear plant

EDF have shut down their nuclear power plant in East Lothian due to high volumes of jelly fish entering the cooling systems. According to the power company, both reactors have […]

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By Tom Gibson

EDF have shut down their nuclear power plant in East Lothian due to high volumes of jelly fish entering the cooling systems. According to the power company, both reactors have safely shut down and there has been no danger to the public.

Both units at Torness power station were manually shut down on 28 June, due to the high volumes of jellyfish. EDF have said that the action is temporary and the reactors will be restarted once the jellyfish situation subsides.

The Office of Nuclear Regulation has been fully briefed. The plant’s operator, EDF, said there is no risk of contamination and there has been no impact to the environment.