EDF wants visitor centres for “transparent” nuclear plants

EDF Energy intends to open visitor centres for all of its nuclear power plants in the UK, in a move it says will improve public accessibility. “EDF Energy is committed […]

By Tom Gibson

EDF Energy intends to open visitor centres for all of its nuclear power plants in the UK, in a move it says will improve public accessibility.

“EDF Energy is committed to improving the transparency and openness surrounding our nuclear operations,” said Jim Crawford, Sizewell B power station director.

He added: “This station attracts massive public interest, with its iconic design, and we welcome the opportunity to be able to show people how we generate safe, low carbon electricity for over 2 million homes.”

The company expect to attract between 7,500 and 10,000 visitors each year. The majority of these are expected to be school trips for children of 11 years and above.

If EDF gets planning permission, the Sizewell B visitor centre will open towards the end of the summer.