The Office for Nuclear Regulation have bowed to EDF’s ask that they are granted a runtime extension to the start of the “Statutory” Outage Period. This is so EDF can get their logistics together on the other Reactors maintenance on site (There are 4 cores at Heysham). So the dodgy broken boiler of Heysham 1 Reactor 1 will be running for longer than the planned period – does that sound like something the regulators should wave through? There has been no public participation on this – the ONR simply gave EDF the thumbs up. Meanwhile dodgy old nuclear reactors are kept running while renewables are dumped. Much has been made of the fact that wind farms are being turned off because there is currently too much electricity going into the grid!! But the dodgy old nuclear reactors keep on keeping on.
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