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.
There have been around two safety related incidents a month over the last three years at AWE’s nuclear bomb factory in Aldermaston.Read the full story ›
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.
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 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.
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.
Video. More than 20 anti-nuclear campaigners have been arrested during a demonstration outside the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire. Juliette Fletcher reports.
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.
A new learning and education centre opens at Dungeness B in Kent
School children learn about nuclear power with the opening of a new learning centre at Dungenes B. They will also be given tours of the power station.
The creation of a nuclear waste facility on Kent's Romney Marsh now looks unlikely after Shepway District Councillors voted against the proposal last night. The final say will rest with the council leader today.