Stay of execution for nuclear power stations

Heysham power station

NUCLEAR power plants at Heysham in Lancashire will have their lives extended, under plans announced by French energy firm EDF.

Heysham 1 and Heysham 2, near Morecambe, will have their closure dates put back five years - until 2024 - and seven years, until 2030, respectively.

They are two of four power stations given a stay of execution with the other two in Hartlepool and Torness.

The move affects up to 2,000 workers and 1,000 contractors across all the power stations.

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