The Department of Energy and Climate Change today approved an application under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for EDF Energy to construct and operate a Dry Fuel Store at the existing Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station at Leiston in Suffolk.
The new dry fuel store will be used to house spent fuel, currently located in a wet storage pond on the site.
Notes for editors
- The Dry Fuel Store is a steel-cladded building with a concrete base for storing used nuclear fuel rods.
- Documents relating to this consent decision are available on the DECC Energy Infrastructure Portal.