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Footage of cracks in North Ayrshire nuclear reactor released

Footage has been released of cracks found inside a reactor at a nuclear plant in Scotland.  The unit at Hunterston B in North Ayrshire has not been operating after the cracks were found to be growing faster than expected.  In March last year a planned inspection of the graphite bricks that make up the core of reactor 3 uncovered new “keyway root cracks”. EDF Energy, which owns and operates the plant, said these have now grown to an average of 2mm wide.  Read more...



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