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Oldbury Power Station set to shut last reactor next month

Submitted by on January 24, 2012 – 5:07 amNo Comment

IT IS the final countdown for Oldbury Nuclear Power Station as it has confirmed it will be shutting down its last reactor on February 29.

The site’s operational life was supposed to end more than three years ago but was extended until 2012 due its outstanding production record.

In that time, the plant has generated an additional seven terawatt hours of electricity, worth an estimated £300 million to the taxpayer.

The extra years of activity have also saved around six million tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere.

Manager Mike Heaton looked back on the station’s generation history at a meeting of the Site Stakeholder Group last week.

To continue reading this article in The Gazette, please visit: http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/localnews/thornburynews/9487517.Power_station_set_to_shut_last_reactor_next_month/

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