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Hartlepool power station reopens after temporary closure

A nuclear power station in Hartlepool which shut down after a crack was found in a boiler at its sister site is up and running again.

Electricity firm EDF temporarily closed down two of its nuclear power stations in Lancashire and Hartlepool in August.

The problem was detected at Heysham 1 during a routine boiler inspection. EDF shut all four reactors at the two stations as a "precautionary measure".

The plant is expected to be back up and running at full capacity next year.

  • 18 Dec 2014