Essex Closer To New Nuclear Power Plant

23 June 2011, 11:35 | Updated: 23 June 2011, 11:37

Plans for new nuclear power plants in the UK, including one in Essex, are being pushed forward, despite the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

The government's confirmed a list of eight sites where the next generation of reactors can be built, Bradwell is on it.

It means we could see a new power station built there by 2025.

Plans will have to be debated and voted on in Parliament first, but ministers are hopeful that, with a pro-nuclear majority in the Commons, they will win the argument.

Other sites include Hartlepool; Heysham, Lancashire; Hinkley Point, Somerset; Oldbury, South Gloucestershire; Sellafield, Cumbria; Sizewell, Suffolk; and Wylfa, Anglesey.