BRADWELL Power Station has been at the centre of the Dengie community for more than 50 years. Providing jobs to thousands of residents across the district, it has been a vital, if controversial employer. So what does the future hold for the site as it makes the final journey towards decommissioning? After donning a hard hat, safety glasses, high-visibility vest and a device to detect radiation, I was taken on a tour of the site. As the power station heads towards the end of decommissioning you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking the site would be quiet. But during my visit last Wednesday, the power station was a hive of activity as work continued to prepare the site for the 80 year care and maintenance process. The power station stopped generating electricity in March 2002, after running for 40 years.
Maldon & Burnham Standard 29th March 2017 read more »