A BBC report claiming that Hunterston B could be susceptible to meltdown has been slammed by station bosses. The report, for the English regional ‘Inside Out West’ programme, sought to raise concerns about Hinkley B power station in Somerset – the sister station to Hunterston B. It highlighted cracking in graphite blocks in the reactor core at Hunterston B – reported regularly in the News – as having a major impact on safety there and, in turn, at the English station. Both stations have had approval for life extensions through to 2023.
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