Council planners are currently considering a site expansion for a nuclear power plant in northern Lancashire. Heysham nuclear power station could see the addition of three new modular buildings following the submission of a planning application to Lancaster City Council. Although the proposal, lodged in April, only call for the erection of new canteen facilities and toilet cubicle, nuclear plant bosses say the construction plans will enhance the station’s response to potential nuclear emergencies. The three buildings, which will be built away from the main nuclear site, will be used to train members of the Forward Deployment Service (FDS). Set up in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster in Japan, the FDS are a set of 40 emergency responders trained to give back-up power to the plant in case of an emergency.
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