The isolated community of Dungeness has lived in the shadow of the nuclear power station since 1965. The area is built into an enormous shingle headland that is constantly in flux, giving both the village and the power plant their signature and unique beauty. From an outsider’s perspective Dungeness B is its most intriguing aspect, standing out as a grey blot against the sky, sea and shingle. The nuclear reactors were temporarily shut down over safety fears 16 months ago. But they are expected to be turned back on at Station B later this month and will continue to operate before the site is completely closed down in 2028. The two nuclear reactors – Dungeness B-21 and B-22 – are currently out of use due to ongoing inspection and repair work of pipes. However, for the residents of Dungeness, this is all just part of the scenery.
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