EDF Energy has extended outages at its Dungeness B-21 and B-22 nuclear reactors in Britain until April due to ongoing inspection and repair work of pipes, it said on Monday. The two reactors have been offline for scheduled outages since late summer last year. Dungeness B-21 was scheduled to come back online on Feb. 24 but this has been extended to April 14. Dungeness B-22 was due to come back online on Feb. 28 but this has been extended to April 6. “Engineers at the plant are making good progress on the inspection and maintenance of conventional steam line pipes that carry steam from the boilers to the turbine,” an EDF Energy spokesman said. The pipes carry steam from the boiler to the turbine and are not within the nuclear reactor. “Work is also continuing to complete repair work on corrosion identified during inspections on safety back-up systems,” the spokesman added.
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