Development of mini nuclear power stations could be boosted by a £2bn government investment as the industry fights to stay afloat. The aid plan could facilitate the design and construction of 16 sites by 2050, with work undertaken by a Rolls Royce-led consortium. In January of this year, the consortium first announced plans to build the small modular reactors (SMRs) at former nuclear sites in Cumbria and Wales. The government provided £18M for this design stage, with the consortium matching the funding. Designs are expected to be finished next spring.
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