30 Jun 2011

One of Oldburys nukes shuts forever

largeOne of the two nuclear reactors at Oldbury Power Station, 16 miles from Stroud, is to be shut down permanently at midnight. Reactor 2, which has been operating for 43 years, will generate electricity for the last time on Thursday.  See BBC report here. Sadly the other reactor has recently had it's closure extended despite warnings from independent scientists that the risks are not acceptable. See here and my notes from a talk by John Large in Oct 2007 (see photo) about the graphite problem here.

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