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BE to extend life of 2 nukes

 
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raspberry-blower



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: BE to extend life of 2 nukes Reply with quote

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Power firm British Energy today announced plans to extend the life of two of the UK's nuclear power stations for a further five years.

The Hartlepool and Heysham 1 plants have been dogged by output issues in recent years but British Energy (BE), owned by French company EDF Energy, said the reactors had passed a technical and economic evaluation.
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The phase out of the UK's AGR fleet will take longer than expected non shock
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess not closing the nukes as had been planned will be what keeps the lights on. Where's that graph you did ages ago, Chris, that showed the planned closure schedule?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm that presupposes that they actually work. Haven't they spent rather a long time hors de combat of late?
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