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Dungeness B power station

Dungeness B is a nuclear power station on the south coast of England. It was the first Advanced Gas-cooled reactor to begin construction in the UK.

On June 7, 2021 Dungeness B in Kent was moved into the defueling phase of its lifecycle.

Dungeness B generated enough low carbon electricity for...

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38.2 million homes

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Avoiding 49.8m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

Like taking 22.8m cars off UK roads for a year

*when compared to direct emissions of combined cycle gas turbines | all figures rounded to the nearest hundred thousand

About Dungeness B

Dungeness B power station sits in a unique location in the middle of Dungeness National Nature Reserve in Kent; a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

It’s a diverse landscape home to many unique plants, animals and birds - one third of all UK plant species are found here at Dungeness.

  • Station Director: Gavin Lancaster
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 1120 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1966
  • Start of generation: 1983
  • Start of defuelling: 2021
  • People: Approximately 550 full time EDF Energy employees, plus over 200 full time contract partners

News from Dungeness B

Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent
June 07, 2021

EDF decides to move Dungeness B into defuelling phase

EDF has decided today to move Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent into the defuelling phase with immediate effect.
Dungeness B nuclear power station
Dungeness B nuclear power station

Contact Dungeness B

EDF Dungeness B power station
Romney Marsh, Kent
TN29 9PX

+44 (0)1797 343300

Media and community requests:
Matthew Pardo
+44 (0)7384 529006

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EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority hold regular joint meetings with local people, the media, council and emergency service representatives and local politicians, to maintain regular communications about the nuclear site. This meeting is independently chaired. Read the latest community notes.

For more information contact Tracey Finn, Magnox Ltd, on: 01797 343510.

Dungeness B is no longer running public, or school or education, tours. For information about visiting EDF’s other sites please visit our power stations page

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