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Dungeness B nuclear power station gets 10-year reprieve

Dungeness B nuclear power plant will keep operating until 2028 following approval from the UK nuclear regulator.

It opened in 1983 with a planned lifespan of 35 years and was due to close in 2018 but has now been given an extra 10 years.

Local people in Kent and East Sussex who rely on the power station for their jobs say it is great news for the local economy, but supporters of renewable energy disagree.

BBC South East Today's Ian Palmer spoke to EDF employees Karen and Alex Paterson, apprentice Thomas Oakley, power station director Martin Pearson and Andrew Cooper from the Green Party.

  • 20 Jan 2015