LWR versus SGHWR
In May 1969 the CEGB told the Select Committee that the HTR and SGHWR both ‘showed promise of significant economic advantages on the AGR’.1 The great development potential of the AGR was no longer talked of. The CEGB preferred the HTR; it promised lower costs, greater long-term economies, could be a direct source of high temperature process heat for industry, and, being gas-cooled, would use familiar technologies. They thought the remaining technical problems could be solved quickly, and that it could ‘probably be ordered in the next year or two’.2 In 1970 the CEGB called for tenders to be submitted in April 1970 for an HTR to be built at Oldbury.3
KeywordsPressure Vessel Energy Crisis Nuclear Plant Public Hearing Select Committee
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