Oldbury - 16 miles from Stroud - is the oldest civilian nuclear reactor in the world. Yesterday it was announced that it will stop generating electricity next February after 44 years because it would not be economically viable to continue.
It has been generating electricity since 1967 and many of us have long argued and campaigned that this is too long - the risks are too great.This blog has covered before many of the specific issues of concern like the depleted graphite - see for example here a talk by nuclear scientist John Large (apols but the photos seem to have disappeared from that blog post?).
Meanwhile for those wanting an update on nuclear issues try the excellent NuClear News No.33 which is now available to download at: http://www.no2nuclearpower.org.uk/nuclearnews/NuClearNewsNo33.pdf