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EDF Energy hit with £120m bill over cracks in Hunterston B nuclear reactor in Scotland

Cracks in nuclear reactor will hit EDF Energy with £120m bill, Guardian,  Adam Vaughan , 7 May 18  Problems at Hunterston B in Scotland trigger doubts over six other 1970s and 80s plants 

The six month closure of one of Britain’s oldest nuclear reactors will burn a £120m hole in the revenues of owner EDF Energy and has raised questions over the reliability of the country’s ageing nuclear fleet.

EDF said this week that it was taking reactor 3 of Hunterston B in Scotland offline for half a year, after inspections found more cracks than expected in the graphite bricks at the reactor’s core.

cracks EDF maintains that the prospect of more old reactors having a sustained outage is highly unlikely, but experts said it would pose a significant challenge to power supplies if they did…….https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/06/cracks-nuclear-reactor-threaten-uk-energy-policy-hunsterston

 

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May 9, 2018 - Posted by | business and costs, safety

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