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Flamanville nuclear reactor fault a fresh blow for Hinkley Point C – Power Engineering International

April 21, 2015

There seems to be more trouble brewing for the new nuclear power plant planned for Hinkley Point, with news that a very serious fault has been found in the pressure vessel at the Flamanville plant in France.
Flamanville uses the same reactor as the one proposed for Hinkley.

Hinkley is already running late, and there are still challenges to overcome with Austria objecting to the subsidies agreed. There are now fears the Chinese may pull their funding out.

With the rest of the UK coal plants due to shut in the next few years, the challenge of keeping the lights on in ten years time is becoming ever more difficult.

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One Comment
  1. Rob Jones permalink
    April 24, 2015 11:51 am

    We need to delay the closure of the best coal-fired plants, get fracking as soon as possible and bear down on the manufacturers of the Hinkley Point C components.

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