Restart delayed of Scottish nuclear reactor where cracks were found

The Big Six supplier said it needs to complete some additional technical analysis to support Reactor 3’s safety case

EDF Energy gets nod to restart nuclear plant where cracks were found

The Office for Nuclear Regulation said it is satisfied the reactor is safe to bring back to service for around four months of operation

Cracks in the graphite bricks
Cracks in Hunterston B nuclear plant revealed

About 370 hairline fractures have been discovered in the reactor bricks

Britain’s Hunterston B nuclear reactor to remain offline after cracks found

Last year, it produced enough electricity for 1.8 million homes and avoided 2.5 million tonnes of emissions

New cracks found at EDF nuclear plant

EDF Energy has found cracks in key parts of its Hunterston B nuclear power plant. Today the energy generator confirmed cracks were found in two of the 6,000 graphite bricks in one of two Hunterston B reactors. Just two months ago EDF shut two other nuclear plants after finding a “defect” in a boiler spine […]

Record energy output from EDF’s nuclear stations

Eight nuclear stations in the UK owned by EDF Energy produced a total of 60TWh of low carbon electricity last year – the highest output for seven years. The energy firm reported the amount was almost 50% higher than the previous year and is enough to power half of the UK’s households. It claims the […]