EXPERTS have warned reopening a UK nuclear plant could spark a major nuclear disaster after hundreds of cracks were discovered. Owners EDF Energy said on Friday it was confident Hunterston B, North Ayrshire, would eventually resume service after it shut last year. After more than 350 cracks were discovered in the reactor’s graphite core a detailed investigation was carried out. This found new “keyway root cracks” in the graphite blocks. A further 200 cracks were found in reactor four. Despite this, the two Hunterston reactors are currently scheduled to return to service at the end of this month. Experts have warned it risks contaminating Glasgow and Edinburgh with radiation and force a mass evacuation. Dr Ian Fairlie, an independent consultant on radioactivity in the environment and Dr David Toke, reader in Energy Policy at the University of Aberdeen, said the power station must not be restarted.
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Chernobyl 2.0 fears as nuclear expert warns against re-opening cracked UK reactor. Hunterston B nuclear power plant was shut down last year after it was found that one of the reactors had almost 400 cracks in it – exceeding the operational limit
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Scotland could be NUKED and EVACUATED if French firm EDF reopen dodgy nuclear reactor’.
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