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Drax Power Station cooling tower turns blue for NHS workers

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Employees at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire have shown their support for NHS workers by turning one of the plant's cooling towers blue.

Every Thursday evening, people in the UK clap for NHS staff and other key workers, in a display of appreciation for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Engineers at Drax Power Station have installed blue lighting on one of the twelve 114-metre-tall cooling towers in honour of the NHS.

Michael Davies, a section head in the maintenance team at Drax Power Station, led a team of engineers and EMI to install the blue lights. He said: "We all know how vitally important the NHS is right now and we're in awe of what the teams there are doing.

"24 hours a day, seven days a week, these people are putting themselves in harm's way to protect us and look after those worst affected by this disease.

"Lighting up one of our cooling towers is our signal to those working in the NHS to let them know we appreciate what they're doing. We know they must be working incredibly hard in very difficult circumstances, and we fully support them."

You can watch the video of Drax Power Station's trial run of the blue lights here.