The UK Government has launched a consultation on the process and criteria for designating potentially suitable sites for new nuclear post 2025. They would include new nuclear power stations with more than 1GW of single reactor electricity generating capacity for deployment between 2026 and 2035. The government’s current nuclear power National Policy Statements (NPS) lists eight sites as potentially suitable for new nuclear plants by the end of 2025 – Hinkley Point C, Wylfa, Sellafield, Sizewell, Bradwell, Oldbury, Hartlepool and Heysham. It is seeking views on potential new sites from industry, local authorities, regulators and non-departmental public bodies, NGOs and local residents as well as a new NPS.
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