Sizewell A is located near Leiston in Suffolk and is a twin reactor site. The site became fully operational in 1966, and shut down on 31 December 2006. Over 40 years of safe, compliant generation the site produced 110 TWh of electricity. The site has now completed defuelling with the final flask of spent fuel leaving site on Wednesday 6 August 2014.
Current phase: Defuelling
Key near term activities
The key activity for the site has been working steadily towards completion of defuelling which was achieved in 2015. The site is currently focusing on enabling demolition work in preparation for care and maintenance preparations.
It is also undertaking project works to enable its transition into decommissioning such as the electrical and control and instrumentation overlay projects. The site will also continue its ongoing efforts to ensure that systems and structures remain fit-for-purpose and use a process called “configuration control” to create opportunities for future deplanting and demolition work as resources and funding are available.
- The site completed defuelling well ahead of schedule and a month before the target date set by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
- As a result, the site has safely and successfully removed over 99 per cent of of the radiological hazard.
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Site Stakeholder Groups (SSG) are long-established at each of the Magnox sites and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to find out more about the work being undertaken there.
Independently-chaired, the SSG meets regularly to examine our work, as well as that of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and regulators. The SSG’s membership includes local councillors, non-governmental organisations and other interested stakeholders.
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4th December 2014
Sizewell A and B Site Stakeholder Group meeting
Leiston Film Theatre, 74 High Street, Leiston, IP16 4BZ
29th January 2015
Sizewell A and B Site Stakeholder Group - sub group meeting
Sizewell Sports and Social Club, King George's Avenue, Leiston IP16 4JX
5th March 2015
Sizewell A and B Site Stakeholder Group Meeting
Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew, IP17 1LN
4th June 2015
Sizewell A and B Site Stakeholder Group meeting and AGM
Saxmundham Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
Communications Office, Sizewell A Nuclear Site, Nr Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4UE