Heysham Nuclear Power Station, Lancashire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 01.913 W 002° 54.792
30U E 505685 N 5987072
Quick Description: Heysham Nuclear Power station is on the dock side at Heysham port. Still active, and a prominent landmark visible from many southern Lakeland fells.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/7/2006 3:34:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMTF5
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GeoBlank
Views: 285

Long Description:
Heysham Nuclear Power station had a visitor centre, but this has now closed due to lack of public interest. There are two generating plants on site, Heysham I and II.

No cooling towers, instead up to 5 million litres of seawater a minute is sucked up, to keep the hot stuff cool. This has the extra advantage of heating up Morecambe Bay resulting in a massive increase in shellfish. Increased levels of radioactivity have been detected in mussels and shrimps in Morecambe Bay, which are exported to Spain.

Heysham I
Reactor type: AGR
Electrical output: 1150 MW.
No. of reactors: 2
Built: 1970-1983 (Reactor 1) 1970-1984 (Reactor 2)
Start of generation: 8 July 1983
Estimated decommissioning date: 2014

Heysham II
Reactor type: AGR
Electrical output: 1250 MW.
No. of reactors: 2
Built: 1979-1988
Start of generation: 12 July 1988
Estimated decommissioning date: 2023

Coords are staff car park, as public parking now shut.

Scenic info (visit link)
Operational: Yes

Visitor Center: No

Year Built: 1/1/1970

Web Address: [Web Link]

Year Retired: Not listed

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