Government unveils plans to build new nuclear power plant the size of Hinkley

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Prime minister Rishi Sunak says proposal is biggest expansion of energy source in 70 years

The government has today outlined that it is exploring plans to build a new nuclear power plant that is as big as Hinkley Point C, in what it has referred to as the “biggest expansion of nuclear power for 70 years”.

The proposed “gigawatt-scale” power plant would be the same size as those at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Hinkley Point C in Somerset, which are capable of powering six million homes each.

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