Explosion at Didcot powerstation

Posted: February 23, 2016 by Andrew in Energy
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credit: BBCOxford

Emergency services have have responded to reports of an explosion at the turbine hall. Waiting for details.

Update: Early indications are that this building is part of the decomishioned section, awaiting demolition later this year.

 

Comments
  1. Andrew says:

    A short video from Twitter (bad language)

  2. oldbrew says:

    ‘Loads of dust’ seen according to BBC teletext.

    Sky News reports a major incident has been declared with ‘several casualties’ at the natural gas power plant.

    Update: Looks like it’s not the gas plant.

  3. lorne50 says:

    Sorry but you guys are going to be dark and cold very fast if you dont get your shit togather

  4. dscott says:

    So was this an industrial accident or a response by Eco wack jobs heeding Hansen’s call to action to destroy power plants?

  5. tchannon says:

    Almost certainly the old classic, dust explosion.

    One confirmed dead immediately, 3 missing.

    The plant is not operational, should have no effect on the newer operational part of the site.

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