Three individuals have been injured after an accident at a nuclear energy plant in Lancashire.

Operator EDF Vitality mentioned the employees on the Heysham 1 facility close to Lancaster had been damage after a “launch of unpolluted steam from a non-nuclear a part of the plant” on Monday night.

It added: “The three colleagues who had been injured have been taken to hospital the place they’re receiving remedy for his or her accidents.

“There was no threat to the general public in the course of the incident which is now beneath management.”

Two of the employees had been taken to hospital in Preston and the opposite in Wythenshawe.

“Security is our overriding precedence and we’ll examine how this occurred and ensure all measures essential are put in place to make sure it would not occur once more,” the operator mentioned.

A spokesperson for the Workplace for Nuclear Regulation mentioned the watchdog had been notified and would examine the incident.

EDF has additionally began its personal investigation and the 2 reactors had been each in service on Tuesday.

EDF Vitality is a part of French utility firm EDF and it operates 15 of Britain’s nuclear reactors offering round 20% of the nation’s electrical energy.

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