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Dungeness A

Shot across the beach of Dungeness site 

Dungeness A
Power Station
Romney Marsh
Kent TN29 9PP

Tel. 01797 343100

Located at Dungeness in Kent and with an area of 20 hectares covered by the nuclear site licence, Dungeness A power station started generating electricity in 1965. The area around the site is environmentally sensitive, designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA), a Special Area for Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), is proposed as a wetland of international importance under the RAMSAR convention and is home to the largest shingle peninsula in Europe. Continuous shingle replenishment is in progress to maintain the reactor site and British Energy’s Dungeness B power station. Reactor defuelling commenced in 2007.

Overview

Age Operated from 1965 - 2006
Site Licensee Magnox Limited
Parent Body Organisation Energy Solutions Inc
Status Decommissioning and Termination
Cost - Lifetime
(total discounted* nuclear liability)
£595m

 * The costs of discharging the nuclear liability will be incurred over a significant period of time. To take account of the time value of money, the costs are "discounted" back to a present value. Effectively this is the amount that would need to be invested today, at a set rate of interest (the discount rate) in order to pay for the liability in the future as it falls due.

Year Key Activities

2087 - 2097

Final site clearance

2027

Site due to enter Care & Maintenance
During this stage the reactor is left to cool. Most of the structures are removed, and the reactor building is left ina safe state which requires minimum supervision, until final site clearance.

Progress solution for Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) treatment

Design hjand manufacture of retrieval equipment for the Active Waste Vaults (AWV)

2019 - 2023 Interim Care & Maintenance

2009

2007 - 2011

Defuelling
Once a site has finished operating and the fuel has cooled down it can be removed and taken to Sellafield for reprocessing.