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Oldbury

Oldbury Site 

Oldbury Power Station
Oldbury Naite
Thornbury
South Gloucestershire
BS35 1RQ
01454 893500

Oldbury power station is located in South Gloucestershire and has an area of 51 hectares covered by the nuclear site licence. It started electricity generation in 1967. The area around the site is environmentally sensitive and has been designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Overview

Age Operated from 1967
Site Stakeholder Group Oldbury Site Stakeholder Group
Site Licensee Magnox Limited
Parent Body Organisation Energy Solutions Inc
Status Defuelling
Cost - Lifetime
(total discounted nuclear liability)
£975m

 * 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

2092 -
2101

Final site clearance

2027

Site enters Care and Maintenance phase
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.

2014

Completion of defuelling
Once a site has finished operating and the fuel has cooled down it can beremoved and taken to Sellafield for reprocessing.

2012 Cease generation

Progress against this year's targets

Status as at end of financial year 2012/13 (Progress against Quarter 1 of 2013/14 will be reported in July 2013)


Site Restoration

Target Status Commentary

Preparations for decommissioning hazard reduction

On target

2012/13 target complete

Spent Fuels

Target Status Commentary

Commencement of reactor defuelling in line with Magnox Operating Programme (MOP)

On target

2012/13 target complete

Critical Enablers

Target Status Commentary

Commencement of the organisational change programme for decommissioning

On target

Appropriate activities are being discharged


Safety and Environmental Performance

Status as at end of financial year 2012/13 (Progress against Quarter 1 of 2013/14 will be reported in July 2013)

Nuclear Safety
Industrial Safety
Environmental Safety