May 18, 2017
Hinkley Point B power station back online after 18-day outage

Hinkley Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea has returned to normal operations this week after what EDF Energy called an 18-day "planned inspection outage".

Hinkley Point B Unit 7 (Reactor 3) was taken offline on Friday April 28th and was returned to service at 2.30am on Wednesday morning (May 17th).

EDF spokeswoman Annelise Cowie told that the work was part of a "planned inspection outage".

It was added that the work was part of a regular inspection and maintenance programme for each of EDF's reactors. The firm has to hold regular inspections and maintenance checks to comply with its nuclear site licence.

Pictured: Hinkley Point A and B power stations seen from Burnham-On-Sea


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