HUNTERSTON B bosses say they plan to remain in operation until 2023 – despite further calls this week for the plant to close with immediate effect over fresh safety concerns. A report leaked this week revealed at least 58 fresh fragments have broken off the graphite bricks that make up the reactor cores, causing an alleged risk of blocking cooling channels to the reactor and causing fuel cladding to melt. EDF chiefs today said the changes pose no risk to the public. A spokeswoman said: “Graphite debris does not pose a risk to nuclear safety. It is EDF Energy’s job to prove that we understand how debris may affect the reactors in the future. “We are confident that we can make a safety case in all circumstances to end of life.
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