EDF calls time on UK’s costly AGR nuclear odyssey

Early defuelling of Dungeness B reminds us of the perils of big-ticket atomic infrastructure projects

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French utility EDF has abruptly moved to de-fuel the inoperative Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent, south-east England. The decision marks the early demise of this particular design of nuclear reactor, which was hoped to be the first of many such facilities but ended up being one-of-a-kind. While the technology differs from that being installed …

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