Extended Life!

EDF, operators of Dungeness Nuclear Power Station (B), have secured permission to continue operating for the next five years even though one of the, hither to,  limiting factors of 'wear and tear' are about to be exceeded.   Graphite blocks which surround the radio active bits and pieces have a life capped at  6% degradation (in weight).  Currently about 5.7%  EDF have secured a safety margin of 8%,  although they had hoped for slightly more, which will allow them to operate to 2020 at least.   We are told there are no safety issues and it will be business as usual!

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