We visited Dungeness B power station as EDF prepares to begin decade long defuelling process. The assortment of boxy shapes that make up Dungeness power station have defined the landscape for decades, and can be seen from miles away along the coast. After generating energy for millions of homes since it went online in 1983, the remaining operational station – Dungeness B – is now preparing to move to the defuelling phase. But the process will take close to ten years – and along with decommissioning and deconstruction will be closer to 25. This means the majority of the 700-strong work force will still be going about their business for the foreseeable future, navigating the tight corridors and working inside the gigantic reactor and turbine hall. So what exactly do the engineers, technicians, and nuclear specialists at Dungeness B actually see on a daily basis?
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