Sizewell B will not generate electricity for three months to enable essential repairs – and EDF will have to submit a “robust safety case” to regulators before it is switched back on. The nuclear power station – which supplies electricity for 2.5million homes and businesses – has already been offline for six weeks for regular maintenance and refuelling and it was hoped it would be working again next week. However, signs of wear have been found on a thermal sleeve – and the repairs needed will mean keeping the complex offline until August 30. The problem was anticipated and EDF engineers worked with specialists to assess the issue.
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