Button is pressed to turn off Oldbury nuclear power station
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Oldbury nuclear power station is turned off

Oldbury nuclear power station near Bristol has stopped generating electricity after 45 years.

Reactor two was turned off in 2011 and reactor one was finally shut down at 11:00 GMT on Wednesday.

Control room operator Andy Freeman pressed the button which dropped the control rods into the reactor which shut down the station.

  • 29 Feb 2012