Dungeness (United Kingdom)

Map of Dungeness

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Unit A: 2 * 270 Magnox GCR; grid connection in 1965, shutdown in 2006.
Unit B: 2* AGR 625 MW grid connection 1983/85

Facilities in Dungeness

plantreactor typconstruction startoperation startshut down
Dungeness -A1GCR196019652006
Dungeness -A2GCR196019652006
Dungeness -B1AGR19651983
Dungeness -B2AGR19651985

"In January 2002 BEGL reported two events that had each led to water leaks from joints in large diameter pipes of the Dungeness B Water Spray Fire System. In both cases, the system was removed from service to enable the leaks to be repaired. As the Water Spray Fire System protects safety-related equipment from fire, the reactors were shut down to maintain nuclear safety. The Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) Site Inspector's initial investigation raised a number of concerns with respect to the adequacy of the Water Spray Fire System. A Direction to review and reassess safety was issued under Licence Condition 15(4). The results of this were reported to NII by the end of March 2002 as required. BEGL has already made some improvements to the system and the Site Inspector is continuing with his investigations."
(source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/nuclear/quarterly-stat/2002-1.htm)


Fire on the roof when a gas powered tar boiler used by contracters lignited roof lagging. The fire was put out by 60 firefighters after an hour.