THE world’s two oldest commercial nuclear power stations were closed down yesterday. Dungeness A in Kent and Sizewell A in Suffolk, which have been producing electricity for 40 years, were decommissioned because they are less efficient than their larger counterparts, and because a reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria, which is necessary to make their spent fuel safe, is due to close in 2012.
Scotsman 1st Jan 2007
Daily Mirror 1st Jan 2007
ICWales 31st Dec 2006
Dungeness A closes
Bulgaria closed down two nuclear reactors at an atomic power plant in the country’s north-west just hours before the it was set to join the European Union.
Monsters and Critics 31st Dec 2006
Peter Tatchell’s new poloicies for a new year: No nuclear power expansion. The government should invest in job-creating energy conservation, which could cut our energy needs by 25%, and develop renewables like off-shore wind farms, and wave and tidal power, which could provide at least 50% of our energy requirements.
Guardian 1st Jan 2007