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Dry fuel store given consent

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change today approved an application under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for EDF Energy to construct…

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

  1. The Dry Fuel Store is a steel-cladded building with a concrete base for storing used nuclear fuel rods.
  2. Documents relating to this consent decision are available on the DECC Energy Infrastructure Portal.