Fears have been raised that two of the UK’s nuclear reactors might not be able to shut down in an emergency.

Documents show the nuclear regulator raised concerns over fractures in the keyways that lock together the core of Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire.

They also show the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is also concerned that Hinkley B in Somerset might have similar problems.

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