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DECC approves Sizewell B spent nuclear fuel storage plan via edieEnergy

25 July 2011, source edie newsroom

Approval for a plan to store spent nuclear fuel at a controversial power station has been granted.

Plans for the storage at Sizewell B, in Suffolk, were green lighted by energy minister Charles Hendry following a six week consultation.

Currently spent fuel from the plant’s reactor is stored in a storage pond, but this is expected to run out of room in 2015.

Construction on the storage is due to get underway next year, with the new facility operational in 2015.

The decision comes despite anti-nuclear groups, including Greenpeace, highlighting potential security flaws at the site in the past.

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