Nuclear station Heysham 2 to shut down early

The station will close in 2028 – two years earlier than previously thought

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Lancashire-based nuclear power station Heysham 2 is set to close two years earlier than planned.

Owner EDF Energy announced that the site near Morecambe will shut down in 2028, with Heysham 1 ceasing to generate power in 2024.

This follows EDF’s announced closure of Scottish nuclear station Hunterston B earlier this month.

Heysham 2 had produced enough electricity to power the UK for more than two years since 1988.

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