CAMPAIGNERS battling proposals for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell could have to fight on a second front. The UK Atomic Energy Authority has put Bradwell on a ‘long-list’ of 15 possible sites for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant – STEP. Others include Sellafield, north Wales and Dounreay, together with other nuclear and former coal-fired power station sites. The UKAEA says the successful site will become a “global hub” for fusion energy and associated, industries and “reate thousands of highly skilled jobs during the construction and operation of the plant, while attracting investment that will enable the development of a new UK science and technology centre of excellence”.
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