EDF boss visits waste storage unit at Sizewell B, as refuelling confirmed for later this year
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Refuelling Suffolk’s nuclear power station will go ahead on schedule after the first load of radioactive waste was moved into storage.
Successful operation of the dry fuel store, which opened at Sizewell B last April, means the plant can be refuelled this November.
During a visit, EDF Energy chief executive Vincent de Rivaz thanked 250 people involved in the project. He was joined by generation managing director, Stuart Crooks; Holtec vice-president, Tom Marcille, and station director, Paul Moreton.
In November, a third of the station’s fuel will be removed and replaced. The store will house fuel until a geological disposal facility is available.
Mr de Rivaz said the store’s successful commissioning showed EDF’s commitment to investment and innovation.
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He added: “Industrial strategy, in particular for the nuclear industry, requires a long term vision. With this project, EDF Energy has shown once again that we can make this happen.
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