An ambitious bid is being launched to make land at the former Oldbury and Berkeley nuclear power stations home to the answer to the world’s energy problems. The Government’s UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is seeking a location for the first ever nuclear fusion plant, which replicates how the sun works in a chamber on earth to provide limitless, clean energy. Local authorities, MPs and key industry and business partners straddling the Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire border have now teamed up in the hope of attracting the world-first prototype to the banks of Severn Estuary. The bid, which is currently being drawn up, sees the cutting-edge reactor called a Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (Step) sited at Oldbury in South Gloucestershire or nearby Berkeley in Gloucestershire, both of which have decommissioned nuclear power stations.
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