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Bradwell Nuclear Power Station

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1959. No.1 Reactor.
1959. Gas blowers for No.2 Reactor.

Bradwell is close to the Essex coastline.

1962 Electricity generation started

2002 Ceased operation. During its lifetime the station generated nearly 60 TWh of electricity.

Turbine generators and gas circulators supplied by C. A. Parsons.

The site is following an accelerated decommissioning programme and is now more than halfway through a programme of work which should see it become the first reactor site in the UK to enter Care & Maintenance in 2015.

See Also

  • Available from archive: Bradwell Nuclear Generating Station, Summary of Technical Data, July, 1961.

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