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Hunterston B-7 UK nuclear reactor closed since March, offline till Dec 18

EDF Energy extends Hunterston B-7 UK nuclear outage until Dec. 1  LONDON (Reuters) 8 Oct 18 EDF Energy has extended an outage at its Hunterston B-7 nuclear reactor in Britain until Dec. 18, it said on Monday.

The reactor, which can produce enough electricity to power more than 800,000 homes, has been offline since March when cracks were found in its core during a routine inspection.

It was initially scheduled to return to service on Nov. 17, but EDF Energy said it had extended the outage to allow the company more time to demonstrate a safety case, needed before Britain’s nuclear regulator will allow the unit to resume service…….. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-nuclear/edf-energy-extends-hunterston-b-7-uk-nuclear-outage-until-dec-18-idUKKCN1MI19D

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October 9, 2018 - Posted by | safety, UK

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