Hartlepool nuclear power station

Hartlepool nuclear power station

Infobox UK power station

static_image_caption=The Hartlepool nuclear power station (1983)
region=North East England
lieutenancy_england=County Durham
operator=British Energy
fuel= Nuclear
fuel_capacity= 4,470MW

Hartlepool Power Station is a nuclear power station situated convert|2.5|mi|abbr=on south of Hartlepool in County Durham, North East England.


The construction of the power station began in 1969 and generation of power at the site began in 1983. The plant is expected to be decommissioned some time between 2009 and 2014. [cite web
title = Building Power Station
work = Andrew Payne
publisher = This is Hartlepool
url = http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/buildingthepowerstation/
accessdate = 2008-08-08
] The plant's operator, British Energy, has suggested that the site would be a good location for a replacement nuclear power station [cite web
title = Eight new nuclear power stations planned for England
work = Telegraph.co.uk
publisher =
url = http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/07/13/eanuclear113.xml
accessdate = 2008-08-08
] , though this is opposed by environmental groups such as Greenpeace. Many local people are also opposed to the move as the power station lies convert|1.65|mi|abbr=on from the local resort of Seaton Carew.


The station is of the advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) type. It provides electricity for over 3% of the UK [BBC Look North 10 January 2008] through two 1575 MWth advanced gas reactors and two 660 MWe generators.

External links

* [http://www.thisishartlepool.co.uk/buildingthepowerstation A selection of over a 100 images showing the building of the power station submitted by a local who worked at the site during its construction]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=ays7U1yQPNsA&refer=uk British Energy Says Two U.K. Nuclear Power Plants Remain Closed]

See also

*Nuclear power in the United Kingdom
*Energy policy of the United Kingdom
*Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom


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