In 1958, when it was announced that Kent had been selected to site one of the nation’s first atomic power stations, a senior figure in the planning process described nuclear power as “as safe as stairs”. In retrospect, it was probably an odd analogy to make. After all, a catastrophe on a flight of steps wouldn’t spread radiation on a scale which would decimate much of the south coast. It was announced in June of this year that Dungeness B was entering the defuelling stage – the first part of its decommissioning process. Dungeness A is way ahead in the process having stopped producing electricity back in 2006.
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