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BREAKING: Sizewell C nuclear plant gets the go ahead

by Sion Geschwindt
£20bn Sizewell C nuclear power station gets the nod

At the Autumn Statement today, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced that the government will proceed with plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England.

Hunt says contracts will be signed in the coming weeks to get the Sizewell C nuclear plant off the ground.

Sizewell C is expected to provide up to 7% of the UK’s total electricity needs, but critics have argued it will be expensive and take years to build.

The plant is not expected to begin generating electricity until the 2030s.

Hunt says the plan will create 10,000 jobs and provide power for six million homes for 50 years.

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