The unit is scheduled to shut down September 30, but plant owner Magnox Limited filed to extend operations of the plant until December 2015. Magnox sent in a Periodic Safety Review at the end of 2013 in which it had to justify the prolonged use of the site, according to Yahoo UK.
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. in July was chosen to supply an advanced boiling water reactor for the new Wylfa unit that will replace Unit 1 after it is shut down. Wylfa 2 shut down in April 2012.
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