20th anniversary of Sizewell B

EDF Energy’s Sizewell B nuclear reactor has just celebrated its 20th birthday, having first output electricity to the grid at the end of February 1995. The company estimates that in its lifetime it has saved 117 million tonnes of CO2e, equivalent to taking all passenger cars off UK roads for 1.8 years.

Three thousand UK companies were involved in its construction and today it takes 550 staff and 250 contractors to operate the plant. IN case the question pops up in your local pub quiz the walls are a metre thick. (Source UTILITY WEEK)