Grey seal entered a cooling chamber at Anglesey’s Wylfa nuclear power station.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

A seal has had a lucky escape after strong currents dragged her into a nuclear power station on Anglesey in north Wales.

 

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Staff alerted the RSPCA after discovering the female grey seal in one of the cooling chambers at the Wylfa power station near Cemaes Bay.

Seals sometimes get dragged along by the strong currents created by the power station and can slip through the bars at the end of the sea pipe and end up in the cooling chambers.

Luckily the seal was unharmed by the ordeal and was quickly recovered by RSPCA inspectors.

After being given a clean bill of health the seal was was returned to the sea further along the coast at Cemlyn Bay.

RSPCA Inspector Mike Pugh said: “This kind of rescue happens from time to time and we’re grateful for the vigilance of power station staff.

“We’re really happy that this seal was unhurt by her adventure and we could return her safely to the sea”.

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