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Sizewell set for new nuclear station

PUBLISHED: 13:05 15 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:56 06 July 2010

SIZEWELL has been listed as a potential new site for a nuclear power station as part of locations unveiled by the Government today.

Nine of the locations, including Sizewell and Dungeness in Kent, have already been home to nuclear reactors.

SIZEWELL has been listed as a potential new site for a nuclear power station as part of locations unveiled by the Government today.

Nine of the locations, including Sizewell and Dungeness in Kent, have already been home to nuclear reactors.

The sites have been nominated by companies interested in building the stations and have been initially approved by the Government.

Also in the list is Hartlepool in Cleveland; Heysham in Lancashire; Sellafield in Cumbria; Braystones in Cumbria; Kirksanton in Cumbria; Wylfa Peninsula in Anglesey; Oldbury in Gloucestershire; Hinkley Point in Somerset and Bradwell in Essex.

The proposals form part of the Government's plan to build a new generation of nuclear power stations to help close what has been described as a "generation gap" expected as existing nuclear and coal-fired stations shutdown.

Members of the public are now being asked for their views during a month-long consultation period.

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