Kent

Dungeness power station oil leak investigated

Dungeness B power station
Image caption EDF Energy said the small oil leak was discovered during work on an oil pump on Thursday night

An oil leak at the Dungeness B power station on the Romney Marsh in Kent is being investigated.

The leak happened as an oil pump was being reconditioned, at about 22:30 GMT on Thursday, owners EDF Energy said.

EDF said it believed the small leak was contained within the site and there was no impact on the environment.

The Environment Agency is aware of the incident, the firm said, while it was continuing to monitor the situation to ensure it did not change.

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