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The defuelling of the first reactor at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP has been completed, on time and on budget, EDF Energy reported. Reactor 3 was defuelled in 16 months and work is due to start shortly on Reactor 4.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-first-reactor-complete-at-hunterston-b-11164076

The defueling of the first of two reactors at the Hunterston B advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plant in the UK has been completed on time and on budget, EDF Energy announced.

Date: Friday, 22 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-removed-from-first-Hunterston-B-reactor

UK company Rolls-Royce SMR has visited the sites of the decommissioned Oldbury and Berkeley NPP reactors in Gloucestershire (southwest UK) for talks with stakeholders from communities around the plants. The two unit Berkeley NPP was closed in 1988-89, and the two unit Oldbury plant in 2011-12, and are now the responsibility of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-visits-two-potential-uk-sites-for-its-first-smrs-10523038

Rolls-Royce SMR, supported by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), has completed a siting assessment review into potential options for deploying Rolls-Royce SMR power stations.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrolls-royce-smr-prioritises-four-nda-sites-for-new-nuclear-10284448

Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January. Since then the workforce has been carrying out a statutory outage to ensure the two units are ready for defuelling.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-uks-hunterston-b-npp-begins-9722805

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said in a report published on 20 May.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Government-committee-questions-AGR-decommissioning

A new report, “The decommissioning of the AGR nuclear power stations” published by UK's National Audit Office (NAO) examines whether the government's arrangements for decommissioning AGR nuclear power stations will lead to better value for money. The NAO scrutinises public spending to help Parliament hold government to account and improve public services.

Date: Tuesday, 01 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnational-audit-office-looks-at-uk-plans-for-agr-decommissioning-9448573

The UK’s new funding arrangements for the decommissioning of seven of its advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants could deliver savings but "financial risks" remain and its success "will ultimately depend on the relevant parties working collaboratively", says the UK spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO).

Date: Saturday, 29 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-NAO

The Unit B2 (Reactor 4) of the Hunterston NPP in North Ayrshire, Scotland, was permanently shut down on 7 January after generating electricity for 46 years.

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-shutdown-for-uks-hunterston-b-9388015

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