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Octobre 2016 / BBC

UK : Nuclear reactor cracks ’challenge safety case’



Fears have been raised that two of the UK's nuclear reactors might not be able to shut down in an emergency.

Documents show the nuclear regulator raised concerns over fractures in keyways that lock together the core of Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire.

They also show the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) raised concerns that Hinkley B might have similar problems.

The regulator has agreed the stations can continue to operate after the reactor shutdown process was (...)

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