Two existing coal-fired power station sites could be put forward by Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners as part of the national search to find potential sites to design and build what is hoped to be the world’s first prototype fusion plant by 2040. Last week we reported that the Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station site was being suggested as a potential site for the plant. Now, a second site could be put forward for the ambitious project which could bring £1.5bn of inward investment into Nottinghamshire and create thousands of jobs.
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A new nuclear power plant could be built in North Nottinghamshire, new council documents reveal. Rather than the traditional form of nuclear power – nuclear fission, in which radioactive atoms are split – the new plant could be part of a new generation of nuclear power known as nuclear fusion, in which two or more atoms are combined. Supporters say this is considerably safer than the conventional nuclear energy generation, which has led to catastrophic events at Chernobyl and Fukushima, among others. Now, Bassetlaw District Council has expressed an interest in becoming a potential location for the next stage of fusion research. On Tuesday, March 16, a report will be submitted which will recommend that the Trent side power station sites in the district should be nominated for consideration through a government scheme. Cottam Power Station and West Burton are both in the district.
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