NFLA concerned about safety and waste issues in EDF’s decision to extend to 2023 operations at Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B

The NFLA encourages the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency to carefully consider the safety and waste cases behind EDF‟s decision to prolong the operating life of its nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point B in Somerset and Hunterston B in Ayrshire (1).

The NFLA also believe that this is a premature decision given that the next Periodic Safety Review for the reactors is not due until 2015. As part of this process the sites will require new radioactive discharge authorisations – in the NFLA‟s view EDF is jumping the gun in saying therefore that the plants will be open until 2023. Read more

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