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Powering down at nuclear power plant

Kent's nuclear power plant, Dungeness B, is closing down one of it's reactors for 12 weeks to carry out a 30-million pound maintenance program.

It will involve 12-thousand pieces of work which are not possible when the reactor is working.

Cameras are used for remote access.

Around 500 extra staff are on the EDF site to help carry out specialist checks, and replace and upgrade materials.

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Cyril, 97, tells how he survived Hiroshima atomic bomb

It's 70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima - and one man from our region has been describing how he survived the blast - JUST.

Cyril Bartlett, 97, from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, had been a prisoner of war since the fall of Singapore in 1942. He told Richard Slee his remarkable story.

Cyril, 97, describes how he survived Hiroshima atomic bomb

Today marks 70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima - and one man from our region has been describing how he survived the blast. Cyril Bartlett, 97, was a prisoner of war - mining underneath Hiroshima for his Japanese captors. .

Demolition progress at obsolete nuclear power plant

Demolition of the largest building at the obsolete nuclear power station Dungeness A is nearing completion. The 26 metre-high turbine hall is being knocked down as the site, which closed in 2006, is decommissioned and made safe. Sarah Saunders went along to watch as the building was torn down and spoke to Paul Wilkinson, Site Director and Andy Dyson, Demolition Engineer.

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Works starts to pull down nuclear power station

It's been a landmark on the south coast for more than forty years but work has now started to pull down part of Dungeness Nuclear Power Station. Dungeness A is being decommissioned and the Business Secretary has visited the plant to see the work in progress. Tom Savvides talks to Roger Hardy from Magnox and Vince Cable MP.

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Nuclear emergency alarm to sound

Portsmouth Naval base will sound its nuclear emergency siren tomorrow. The wavering sound will be heard across Portsmouth and Gosport at 9.30am and will last for around one minute.

The siren is tested three times a year as part of the nuclear accident response plan for the Naval Base and in accordance with Portsmouth and Gosport councils' nuclear safety plan.

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