Kent nuclear power station undergoes maintenance

A reactor and generation turbine have been shut down for planned maintenance at Dungeness B nuclear power station. The station, which is located on the Dungeness headland in the south east of Kent, closed its unit 22 at 19.00 yesterday, EDF Energy said. Earlier this year EDF Energy announced the power station’s life extension to […]

Dungeness B nuclear life extended by a decade

The Dungeness B nuclear power station will continue to generate electricity until at least 2028, EDF Energy announced today. That’s an extension of 10 years, which means the Kent plant will continue producing enough low carbon electricity to power around 1.5 million homes every year. EDF Energy said the decision has been made possible by […]

EDF: Dungeness nuclear site was “safe at all times” during flood defence work

Power supplier EDF Energy has rebuffed claims one of its nuclear plants may have been “unsafe” while it was updating its flood defences while reactors were switched off last May. For two months in 2013, the firm shut down the nuclear reactors at Dungeness B, located on Romney Marsh in Kent on the south east coast of […]