The intention of this report is to present a condensed technical description of Sizewell B
in a language understandable to non-technical personnel. It is unavoidable that some
parts will be less precise than the technically initiated would like to see, but hopefully
the content still give a realistic picture of Sizewell B.
The technical description is based on publicly available material, of which the Sizewell
B safety report has been particularly useful. Nearly all figures and drawings found in
this description are reproductions of corresponding material in the safety report.
To keep the description from becoming too voluminous it has been necessary to
condense some background material down to a smal1 volume. Hopefully this has not
introduced any errors or inaccuracies, possible oversimplification at certain points must
be weighed against the wish to cover most of the topics in the agreed table of contents
for these NKS reports.
The authors would like to thank Nuclear Electric plc and Sizewell B staff for the
goodwill they showed us and the background material made available.
The description reflects the authors understanding of the issues and is entirely their
responsibility. The report has a limited distribution in accord with the agreed
distribution list, the authors take no responsibility for any unauthorised use of the report
or its contents.