In September 2016, the Government gave the final go-ahead to Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear power station for a generation. In June 2018, the Government announced potential direct funding in a nuclear power plant at Wylfa, and, separately, a Nuclear Sector Deal as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, with £200 million for supporting the industry. However in November 2018, the collapse of private sector support for a new plant at Moorside cast doubt on the future of nuclear plants in the UK. Successive Governments have supported the development of new nuclear as a reliable way of generating low carbon power, improving the UK’s energy security, and also, in the case of advanced reactors, having the potential to be used to reduce the UK’s spent fuel and plutonium stockpile problem.
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