Power station open day

PEOPLE are being reminded that a power station will open its doors to the public tomorrow.

Visitors to Hartlepool Power Station will have the opportunity to speak to bosses about a range of issues from safety in the aftermath of the Japanese power station disaster to job opportunities.

The event will run from 9.30pm to 1.30pm at the site’s Training Centre 2.

It is being hailed as the first stage in a new future which will see the public given more access to the plant.

The station’s owners, EDF Energy, described the day as “a chance to chat to and meet the people who run this low carbon powerhouse, safely producing enough electricity every day for more than 1.5m homes”.

Visitors can find out how electricity is generated from nuclear power.

They can also put questions to the station director Paul Newman, the station management team and others from the station, which employs more than 500 people.

The open day is running at the same time across the EDF Energy UK nuclear power stations and the parent company’s nuclear stations in France.