Future looks bright for Dungeness power station

Owners say they're confident that a ten year extension of the plant's operating life will be given.

Jobs hope for Dungeness workers

The owners of Dungeness B power station say they are confident that its lifetime will be extended until 2028. The facility was due to be decommissioned in four year's time. A final decision on its future will be made by the end of this year.

The station employs around 750 staff and is claimed to contribute around £30m to the local economy each year.

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Dungeness in Kent could remain in operation until 2028 Credit: Press Association Images