edf-decides-move-dungeness-b-defuelling-phase

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Dungeness B wont be restarted and instead will be defueled.


https://www.edfenergy.com/media-centre/ ... ling-phase

At the rate our nuke plants are closing verses the rate we are struggling to replace them , we might end up being nuke plant free by default!!!
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Thanks for the update, I find it reassuring that EDF have decided to not to re-start it rather than "pressing on regardless"
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I am a bit surprised it took 16 years to build. However it did generate a lot of power during its service life and contributed to the economy and probably UK balance of payments. Maybe a pity the issues with AGRs were not ironed out and they were not continued with unless there were major design flaws with them. I think there could have been possibilities with sales to other countries like Australia.

Selling these reactors to a company, a foreign company with an interest in selling a different type of overseas manufactured reactor to the UK could probably be termed a national disgrace.
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Dungeness is probably the most vulnerable of all our nuclear reactors to sea level rise, it's already having the beach in front of it replenished every year, so it's a good job that it is being defueled. Hopefully it can be fully decommissioned before sea level rises too much and makes it an island.
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kenneal - lagger wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:14 pm Dungeness is probably the most vulnerable of all our nuclear reactors to sea level rise, it's already having the beach in front of it replenished every year, so it's a good job that it is being defueled. Hopefully it can be fully decommissioned before sea level rises too much and makes it an island.
Something isn't quite right here. The reason Dungeness shingle headland exists in the first place is because it is where all the pebbles end up. It is the meeting point of two armies of pebbles which are moving along the coastline in opposite directions, towards each other. Yes, sea level rises will eventually drown the whole area, but they shouldn't be having to import pebbles to Dungeness. Only move pebbles around from where they aren't needed to where they are.
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They build the beach up with pebbles from near the shore line from what I have seen on film. The natural build up will only be near sea level until a storm comes in to pile the pebbles up a bit more so most of the build up will be horizontally outwards to extend the spit. Sea level rising will come up through the pebbles and flood behind the "sea wall" of pebbles which will then be washed away by storms and further erosion along the spit.

This article encourages people to visit Romney Marsh to spend money in the area before they go under water in thirty years time as predicted in this article. Neither article mentions the fact that there is an elephant in the room by the name of Dungeness Nuclear power Station. Is it ignorance, sloppy journalism or just avoiding anything contentious so as not to annoy the advertisers?
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Just poor journalism I think.
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