Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Hunterston (UK) nuclear station's cracks 'a threat to safety'

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU
 
jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:03 PM
Original message
Hunterston (UK) nuclear station's cracks 'a threat to safety'
http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=1588242006

IMMINENT cracking in the Hunterston nuclear station will affect its ability to operate safely, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate has warned.

Its assessment of the Ayrshire plant and its twin, the Hinkley Point station, raised concerns about the safe running of Britain's ageing nuclear reactors.

Just one of British Energy's eight nuclear stations was fully operational last week.

"The majority of fuel moderator bricks will develop a single through-thickness crack," the inspectorate's report said.

Further cracks could split the bricks in half.

<more>
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Environment/Energy Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC