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EDF extends nuclear power plant life by seven years

16 Feb 2016

A large Scottish nuclear power station has had its production life extended by seven years. EDF Energy announced that Torness in East Lothian was one of four power plants that has had its date of closure delayed.

“Our continuing investment, our expertise and the professional relationship we have with the safety regulator means we can safely prolong the operating life of our nuclear power stations,” said EDF Energy chief executive, Vincent de Rivaz.

Originally Torness was due to close in 2023, however it was now operate until 2030. Job security has also been confirmed as EDF has said it will protect 2000 jobs and 1000 contractor roles.

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