Nuclear Power

November 2017

FIRE crews were called to an incident at a converter station at Hunterston for a £1bn, 260-mile undersea power cable between Scotland and England. There were reports of an explosion taking place at the site, and images appeared on social media of smoke coming from the scene. Scottish Fire and Rescue were called to the site near the Hunterston nuclear plant on Thursday afternoon. The facility was visibly damaged by the explosion, with several pieces of outer cladding shaken loose.

 

Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria have begun a second strike as their dispute over pay continues. More than 60 members of the GMB union began a 12hour walkout at 06:00 BST following similar action on Tuesday 17th October. The union claimed striking firefighters had been warned they could be sacked. Sellafield said it had made a “reasonable offer” which it was “disappointed” to have had rejected.

 

YOUNG people are being encouraged to sign-up to be part of one of Europe’s biggest construction projects – and they don’t necessarily need to have an interest in building or engineering to apply. EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C team yesterday launched a new programme called Young HPC for young people aged 16-21 at the One Step Foundation’s Somerset Careers Fair held in the Sedgemoor Auction House. EDF say Young HPC is designed to help local young people discover the diverse range of job opportunities available to them at the Hinkley Point C project – everything from catering and security to marine work, welding and administration work.