Heysham nuclear reactor shut down 'as precaution'

Heysham One nuclear plant EDF said the plant was shut down as a precaution

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A nuclear reactor has been shut down after smoke was seen coming from a plant in Lancashire.

The reactor at Heysham 1 nuclear power station was shut down at 18:00 BST on Thursday due to smouldering lagging on a turbine.

EDF, which operates the reactor, said it was shut down as a precaution.

Ian Stewart, station director, said: "Although this is a very minor incident we will be looking into the cause and ensuring that we learn any lessons."

EDF said the smoke was dealt with using a dry powder extinguisher.

Lancashire Fire Service attended but was not needed.

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