This weekend a letter was delivered by hand to EDF who run Hunterston B in Scotland which is fuelled (as are all the UKs nuclear reactors) by Springfields Nuclear Fuels just off Preston New Road, Lancashire. Reactor three at Hunterston (the subject of a series of revelations by The Ferret since 2017 ) is the oldest of its kind in the UK. It was was shut down on 9 March 2018 and EDF currently plans to restart it on 1 October 2019. Radiation Free Lakeland have been campaigning for Hunterston B to be shut down completely – instead of relaxing the safety regime and allowing up to 700 cracks in the increasingly brittle graphite core – which is what EDF want to do and what they are asking the regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation to allow. This is maybe the most important letter for the safety of Scotland and its neighbours, including Cumbria …Shut Hunterston B Now!
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