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Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station

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Dungeness B is an advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) power station consisting of two 615 MW reactors, which began operations in 1983 and 1985 respectively. Shared a site with Dungeness A Nuclear Power Station

Dungeness B was the first commercial scale AGR power station to be constructed, the design being based on the much smaller Windscale AGR prototype; the WAGR. The £89 million contract was awarded in August 1965 to Atomic Power Constructions (APC), a consortium backed by Crompton Parkinson, Fairey Engineering, International Combustion and Richardsons, Westgarth and Co.

1969 Completion of the contract became the responsibility of the British Nuclear Design and Construction Co

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