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Britain could build seven nuclear power stations - minister

Published Apr 02, 2022 05:45PM ET Updated Apr 02, 2022 05:50PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: British Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could build up to seven new nuclear power stations as part of a radical expansion of homegrown energy following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told The Sunday Telegraph.

“There is a world where we have six or seven sites in the UK” by 2050, Kwarteng told the newspaper.

The Sunday Telegraph said ministers have agreed to set up a new development vehicle, called Great British Nuclear, to identify sites, cut through red tape to speed up the planning process, and bring together private firms to run each site.

It said Britain's new energy security strategy, set to be unveiled on Thursday, is expected to commit the government to supporting the construction of at least two new large-scale nuclear plants by 2030 in addition to small modular reactors.

Britain could build seven nuclear power stations - minister
 

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Kelly Mayer
Kelly Mayer Apr 02, 2022 9:19PM ET
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There are hundreds of reactors being built around the world and even more planned. The world nuclear power plant construction roadmap is online.
Godswill Jacob
Godswill Jacob Apr 02, 2022 7:44PM ET
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Nuclear sounds like a classical alternative to Oil butttttt ☝️ what if when Chernobyl happens?some Brits will the thrilled to hear this, citing that independence on the monopolistic oil Giants will be cut to a bare minimum.... let's also way in the risk
dan mat
dan mat Apr 02, 2022 7:44PM ET
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any reactor is super safe if is not operated by russians running experiments
Johnny Crash
Johnny Crash Apr 02, 2022 7:44PM ET
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Blablabla, still whining about risks of old and obsolete technology
Empire Destroyer
Empire Destroyer Apr 02, 2022 7:06PM ET
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I wonder which Tory donor will they give the contracts to...
Edward Smyth
Edward Smyth Apr 02, 2022 7:06PM ET
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with incompetency of current gb gov, bj, 7 Chernobyls sounds more like it, more ruin for the British people and surrounding Islands maybe even Europe. use ur brain(s) whats left of them after covid
 
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