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Hinkley Point power station, near Bridgwater in Somerset, seen from Shurton. Hinkley Point A (the two bluish-grey structures on the left) is comprised of two Magnox reactors that generated electricity from 1965 until 2000. Defuelling of the twin reactors was completed in 2004. Hinkley Point B (the white structure on the right) is comprised of two operating Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors (AGR) that became operational in 1976. It is expected to close down in 2016.

21st Aug 2008

Design and Technology, Science

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