New Hinkley moves step closer

by Hinker
on Friday 14 Dec 2012

type: Press Release
topic: Corporations
region: Bristol

 

Looks like Hinkley will be pushed through unless people object now!

Today the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) have announced, as part of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA), to issue final design acceptances for the EDF/AREVA European Pressurised Water Reactor (EPR).

The GDA process is one action set out by Government to facilitate new nuclear within the UK. This process considers safety, security and environmental aspects of reactor design and allows any issues to be identified and resolved at an early stage.

This is a key milestone in making new nuclear part of the future energy mix and increasing low carbon energy generation in the UK.

For more information see:

DECC website:http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/news/

ONR website: http://news.hse.gov.uk/onr/2012/12/uk-regulators-confirm-acceptance-of-new-nuclear-reactor-design/