AN AGREEMENT has been made between the UK Government and EDF for the safe and efficient decommissioning of seven advanced gas cooled reactors (AGRs). The seven AGR stations are due to reach the end of their operational lives on a rolling basis by 2030. They are Torness and Hunterston B in Scotland, Dungeness B in Kent, Hartlepool in Teesside, Heysham 1 and Heysham 2 in Lancashire and Hinkley Point B in Somerset. EDF had originally been solely responsible for decommissioning the AGR stations, but the new arrangement will involve the expertise of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which is currently decommissioning older Magnox stations.
Chemical Engineer 6th July 2021 read more »