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Didn't we recently hear that the UK is the only country where you still have plant desings older than Fukishima operating?

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:20:10 AM EST
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Well we haven't heard that on any UK news site, but seen it internationally. Have seen UK news reporters saying how New UK reactors  will be  safe because they are more modern designs, but with no comment about how old current ones are.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:46:26 AM EST
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Britain has two plants with generation I reactors, Wylfa and Oldbury. Commisioned in 1969 and 1971. Both plants (4 reactors totaling 1500 MW) are due to be decomissioned and replaced by about 6500 MW of new plants (Westinghouse AP1000 or Areva EPR), by Horizon Nuclear Power (an EON+RWE joint venture).

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 09:12:18 PM EST
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