The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) visited Hinkley Point C on 2 October 2018, to observe progress made with the construction of 2 European Pressurised Water Reactors (EPRs). The facility is operated by EDF Energy.The Committee members were shown a video which provided an update on the progress made on the project. This was followed by a very interesting tour of the facility which highlighted the sheer scale of the operation. The tour included a visit to the “Deep Dig”, a vast excavation 21 meters below sea level which will contain a 54 meter tall water pumping station for reactor unit 1.The Committee also visited the nuclear island of reactor one, and the Hinkley Point C jetty which is currently under construction to transport building materials on site.The Committee would like to thank EDF Energy for the opportunity to observe progress in construction of the new EPRs. read more
Batesville, In. — Electricity disruptions put more than 5,200 people in the dark on Wednesday.Duke Energy spokesman Chip Orben says a transmission line problem in the Milan/Aurora area was reported around 10:15 a.m. that affected 5,200 customers. The transmission line issue was corrected by 11:10 a.m. At noon an equipment failure was reported in the Batesville area that affected 1,046 customers. Orben says power was restored in the Batesville area by 1:45 p.m.
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