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Operating Reactor Shuts Down For Good
The oldest nuclear reactor still in commercial operation
in the world was shut down permanently on Wednesday 29
Unit A1 of the Oldbury nuclear plant in Gloucestershire,
southwest England, was shut down at 11:00 local time
after 44 years of commercial operation because it is no
longer economically viable, said operator Magnox Ltd and
site owner the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
The 217-megawatt gas-cooled unit first achieved
criticality on 1 August 1967 and began commercial
operation on 31 December 1967.
Unit 2 at Oldbury, an identical GCR unit, was shut down
on 30 June 2011, in line with its agreed operating