01 Jul '11, 2am

'High volumes' of jellyfish in seawater filter screens force nuclear power station in Scotland to shut down

'High volumes' of jellyfish in seawater filter screens force nuclear power station in Scotland to shut down

A fishing boat, dredging jellyfish which have gathered in the bay area, sails past the water intake of the Torness power station near Edinburgh, Scotland. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON - A NUCLEAR power station in eastern Scotland had to shut down its reactors after 'high volumes' of jellyfish were found on its seawater filter screens, the operating company said on Thursday. 'Both units at Torness power station were manually shut down on 28 June, due to the high volumes of jelly fish fouling the cooling water screens,' said a statement from EDF Energy, which runs the power station near Dunbar. It explained that the shutdown was purely a precautionary measure and insisted that 'at no time was there a danger to the public', nor had there been any impact on the environment. The nuclear regulator had also been informed. 'Reduced cooling water flows due to ingress from jelly fish, s...

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