It may be that it will not be possible [to keep Dungeness B operating], and in that case EDF could begin the defueling of the power station before the end of this year. I recently met with John Benn, the Station Director of Dungeness B, to discuss its future. He confirmed to me that even if a decision is made to begin defueling, that most of the jobs at the station would be retained to manage this process. The defueling itself could take between five and ten years and must be completed before the station is handed over to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The decommissioning itself takes many years and requires the employment of hundreds of staff.
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