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European Commission: Taxpayer subsidies for British nuke may exceed cost of facility

The Telegraph reported today: British consumers could pay £17bn ($27.8 billion USD) in potentially unnecessary subsidies to fund construction of the country’s first new nuclear plant in a generation, the European Commission has said. The EC said it was assessing … Continue reading

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Steam leak limits British reactor

The Norfolk Eastern Daily Press reported this morning: Investigative work is continuing at a nuclear power station after one of its two turbines had to be taken offline. Sizewell B is currently operating at half power. EDF Energy, which owns … Continue reading

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World’s oldest reactor to close next year, but the news is not all good

Reuters reported earlier today: Europe’s (and the world’s) oldest nuclear reactor at Britain’s Oldbury power station will close down 10 months earlier than expected in February next year after operator Magnox decided that running the 44-year-old reactor was no longer … Continue reading

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