Councillors pay first visit to Torness

THREE East Lothian Councillors have shown their support for nuclear energy during a visit to Torness Power Station.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 18th July 2012, 7:27 am

Councillors Donald Grant, Margaret Libberton and John McMillan were given a tour of the site, which is owned by EDF Energy, and met key members of staff including the plant manager Robert Gunn.

Robert said: “At Torness we have regular visitors from all political parties and I was delighted to welcome three of our local, newly elected councillors to site.

“It was the first time Donald, Margaret and John had visited a nuclear power station so I enjoyed explaining to them the essentials of how we safely generate electricity.

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“Torness plays such a significant part in the East Lothian economy, so I think they found it helpful to learn more about what we do here.”

The councillors commented that they were impressed by the strong focus on safety and environmental protection at Torness.

Donald Grant said: “Our questions about power generation and the long term plans for the plant were readily answered and we were delighted to hear about the apprenticeship schemes, and the plans to welcome visitors to tour the plant.

“EDF Energy’s contribution to the Grid through its renewable energy projects was also discussed and we welcomed the opportunity to talk to managers and staff about their contribution to East Lothian, and share ideas for the future with them.”