AN investigation has been launched at Hinkley C after a silo in the concrete batching plant suffered structural damage this morning (Wednesday, June 10). At around 7.30am a large dust cloud was released from the GGBS Silo which is used to store aggregates for concrete production, as a result of internal damage.
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The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) has sought answers from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) after what appears to be quite a significant incident on the Hinkley Point site yesterday. An investigation has been launched by the ONR and EDF Energy after a silo tower at the Hinkley Point C development sustained “structural damage” and released a large dust cloud around 7.30am on June 10th. The silo tower is a 35-metre high structure that weighs around 5,000 tonnes. It is based at the concrete batching plant of the nuclear power station development. According to Somerset Live, the silo, which contains ground granulated blast furnace slag, is described as “important” by EDF Energy and plays a “pivotal role” in the station’s construction by reusing the material within its concrete. Photos on media outlets show a section of the silo has collapsed inwards. EDF is investigating what may have caused the damage. EDF have confirmed no workers were injured in the incident and the emergency services were not required to attend the incident.
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A dust cloud caused by the partial collapse of a silo at Hinkley Point was not toxic or harmful to health, according to EDF. There was widespread concern when a 35-metre high silo weighing 5,000 tonnes suffered “structural damage”. The damage was first reported at around 7.30am on Wednesday (June 10). A huge plume of dust was spotted over the concrete batching plant of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station development near Bridgwater. No one was hurt and investigation has been launched into exactly what happened. Commenting on Somerset Live’s Facebook post about the cloud, some residents asked if the dust would cause damage to health. Elizabeth Louise Cayford said: “Stop the build, find a safer way. How can it ever be trusted?”
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A silo at the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor site has been damaged, releasing a dust cloud in the area. The event was due to internal damage to the silo, which is used to store ground granulated blast furnace slag, one of the ingredients used in the production of concrete.
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