A nuclear energy company is trying to keep Scotland’s aging power stations open years longer than is allowed under current government regulations. EDF Energy is asking the UK government’s nuclear watchdog to allow its power station in Hunterston, North Ayrshire, to continue running until it is 47 years old, and its facility in Torness, East Lothian, to remain open until it is 42 years old. The power plants were designed to last only 30 years, according to investigative news site the Ferret. The revelation has caused concern among experts and politicians, who fear continued use of the nuclear reactors could put the public at risk.
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