EDF was due to begin decommissioning in Hinkley Point B in 2023. Inspections have found cracks in the reactor core’s graphite bricks and the boilers inside the reactors are coming to the end of their life. The company is reviewing the results and will make a decision at the end of the year. Hinkley Point B, a one gigawatt (GW) plant, began operation in 1976. EDF Energy has said the number of cracked bricks is well below the tolerance level but this has made the firm reconsider when the decommissioning process can begin.
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