Hinkley B Gets Extension

EDF Energy has extended the operating life of Hinkley B power station in Somerset by 7 years.

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74% of Somerset people agree nuclear power is necessary

Recent polling conducted by EDF Energy shows that 74% of Somerset people agree that nuclear is a necessary part of the energy balance, which is significantly above the already impressive national average of 66%.

The B station employs around 535 full time staff, including 44 apprentices, as well as 220 full time staff from contract partners and the wage bill alone is an estimated £40m a year which goes into the local economy.

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