Cunninghame North and West Scotland MSP candidates will face off in a hustings centered on Hunterston next week. North Ayrshire constituents are invited to attend the online event hosted by Friends of the Firth of Clyde, Fairlie Community Council and Fairlie Coastal. The debate will centre around industrial development and environmental protection of the Hunterston peninsula against the backdrop of a climate emergency, economic recovery post covid-19, and political lobbying from private companies.
Largs & Millport Weekly News 15th April 2021 read more »
The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 13 April gave EDF with permission for reactors 3 and 4 at the Hunterston NPP (also known as B1 and B2) to return to service for a limited period of operation. Permission for the restart follows extensive scrutiny of EDF’s safety case by ONR specialist inspectors, Operation is permitted for up to a total of 16.7 terawatt days for reactor 3 and 16.52 terawatt days for reactor 4 – approximately six month’s operation for each. This will be the final period of operation before the NPP moves to the defueling phase.
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TWO reactors at Hunterston B dogged by safety concerns have restarted for the final time ahead of the start of their decommissioning later this year. The Office for Nuclear Regulation has given permission to energy giant EDF to run 44-year-old reactors three and four for approximately six months. The station’s safety case for restarting the reactors for one final time has been heavily scrutinised by the ONR. Local elected members say the time to look at creating alternative employment opportunities in the area is now. Councillor Alex Gallagher, of the ruling Labour administration, warned that the highly-skilled jobs at the site will be hard to replicate elsewhere in North Ayrshire.
Largs & Millport Weekly News 16th April 2021 read more »