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Fuel transfer to keep Wylfa 1 running

Posted August 13th, 2012 In News

The UK’s last operating Magnox reactor, Wylfa 1, will be able to continue generating electricity until September 2014 after regulatory approval was given for the transfer of partially-used fuel from its shut down sister unit. The two units at Wylfa were both scheduled to shut down at the end of 2012, but Magnox Ltd – […]

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Quick decommissioning in Germany

Posted August 13th, 2012 In News

Two of the German reactors ordered to shut after Fukushima will be dismantled as soon as possible. EnBW has applied for permission to do the work and said it has more than enough funds set aside. Neckarwestheim 1 and Philippsburg 1 were both among the older reactor units that Chancellor Angela Merkel forced to close […]

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Hinkley Point receives EC blessing

Posted August 13th, 2012 In News

The European Commission (EC) has said it is satisfied with EDF Energy’s proposals to build and operate a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C. EDF Energy submitted relevant documentation to the European Commission in January 2010 in line with the requirements of the Euratom Treaty, under which developers of new nuclear power stations […]

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