Hunterston B Station Director, Paul Forrest, said: “I welcome the ONR’s decision to grant permission for a final period of generation for both of Hunterston B’s reactors. We have carried out the most detailed investigation ever on this kind of reactor and the approved safety case has been subject to extensive scrutiny and testing, by EDF and independently. We have been able to demonstrate that even in the most extreme conditions our reactors will safely shutdown, including in the event of an earthquake larger than ever experienced in the UK. Since Hunterston B came online 45 years ago it has generated enough low carbon electricity to power all of Scotland’s homes for 31 years and has been an integral part of the North Ayrshire community supporting the employment of thousands of people. I am looking forward to a safe and successful final period of generation for the station before we move into the defuelling stage of its life.”
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The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has today provided EDF with permission for Reactors 3 and 4 at Hunterston to return to service for a limited period of operation. Permission for the restart, which follows extensive scrutiny of EDF’s safety case by The ONR’s specialist inspectors, is 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 reactor. This will be the power station’s final period of operation before moving into the defueling phase.
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The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has today provided EDF with permission for Reactors 3 and 4 at the Hunterston nuclear power plant in North Ayrshire, Scotland to return to service for a limited period of operation. This will be the power station’s final period of operation before moving into the defueling phase.
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