UK’s Hartlepool nuclear station Unit 2 back online despite workarounds due to coronavirus. Nuclear-powered Unit 2 is back in operation at Hartlepool Power Station in northeast England, but it’s operating in a unique way as staff deal with the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic same as other plants around the world. The second reactor at the 1,100-MW plant restarted recently following a planned maintenance and refueling outage. It delivers carbon-free power to about two million homes in the region. And it’s now operating under special conditions as owner EDF Energy and plant staff manage around the health crisis. “Vulnerable” staff has been kept at home while the healthy remainder are working to manage operations at Hartlepool.
Power Engineering 21st April 2020 read more »