Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

Heysham Power Station protected by British Army

Thu, 25 May 2017

Heysham Power Station
Heysham Power Station

The nuclear power station adjacent to the Steam Packet Terminal at Heysham is being guarded by the British Army.

Soldiers have been drafted in to protect the power plant after officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary were deployed elsewhere.

The move is in response to the British Government's decision to raise the terror threat level to critical following Monday's attack in Manchester.

Similar arrangements are in place at Sellafield in Cumbria, which is just over 30 miles away from the Island.

Staff at both sites have trained and exercised for this scenario.

Bookmark and Share

 

 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed