- Hartlepool nuclear power station
Infobox UK power station
static_image_caption=The Hartlepool nuclear power station (1983)
region=North East England
Hartlepool Power Station is a
nuclear power stationsituated convert|2.5|mi|abbr=on south of Hartlepoolin 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
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 MWthadvanced gas reactors and two 660 MWegenerators.
* [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]
Nuclear power in the United Kingdom
Energy policy of the United Kingdom
Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom
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