Power generator fined £200,000 for pollution control maintenance blunder

An incident at Fiddlers Ferry coal-fired power station that seriously injured three workers two years ago has led to prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Three contractors suffered broken bones in January 2018 when 38 cubic metres of lime slurry hit them. They were working on part of a flue gas desulphurisation system at the plant in Warrington, Cheshire at the time.

The system was installed in 2008 to meet limits on sulphur dioxide established by the EU Large Combustion Plant Directive. The 1,540 megawatt plant, one of the few coal-fired power stations still in operation, will cease generation by the end of the month

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