Sizewell B set to return to full service

BOSSES at Sizewell B are expecting the nuclear power station to return to full service tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday).

The reactor was automatically shut down at the beginning of last month following an electrical fault on the non nuclear side of the station.

Both turbines, which are needed to generate electricity, were turned off.

Engineers brought one turbine back online on March 13 but the other remained off.

A spokesman for EDF Energy, which runs Sizewell B, confirmed today that the second turbine is now up and running.

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It means the station should be back to full power tomorrow, generating enough electricity for two million homes.

Jim Crawford, Sizewell B station director, said: 'I would like to thank all our staff and contract partners for their hard work and commitment during this very challenging period.

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'The fact that all this work has been carried out in a safe, professional manner is a testament to the quality of staff we employ at the site.'

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