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Oldbury power station sends out final flask of nuclear fuel

Oldbury now moves to a decommissioning phase aiming to make the site free of radioactive hazard by 2027. Credit: ITV West Country

Oldbury power station has sent out its final shipment of nuclear fuel.

The station in South Gloucestershire opened in 1967 but was shut down in 2011.

A team of more than 200 staff will decommission the site.

The last flask of nuclear fuel from the former Oldbury power station reactor has been sent for reprocessing. Credit: ITV West Country

Site Director, Mike Heaton says it's an end of an era.

While the site is decommissioned, the reactor buildings will be kept for at least another 80 years.

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The future of one of the biggest events in Bristol is in doubt after losing funding.

The St Pauls Carnival attracts huge crowds - but it's only been held twice in the past four years.

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