Emergency services raced to Hunterston power station after reports of an explosion at the Ayrshire electricity-generating facility. Fire crews rushed to the site near the nuclear plant on Thursday afternoon. No one has been hurt in the incident and there was no danger to the public. Locals in the area took to Twitter to report hearing a loud bang following a component failure in a substation at the Western Link site. The incident took place at the converter plant operated by Scottish Power next to the Hunterston B nuclear facility.
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Emergency crews were dispatched to the site of a nuclear power plant in Ayrshire after an explosion sent smoke billowing into the air. EDF Energy were quick to point out that the incident was not related to the company’s Hunterston B Power Station at West Kilbride on Thursday. Instead, it occurred in an external converter station, operated by rival energy company, Scottish Power.
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