Campaigners have raised questions after it was reported funding for a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast is to be signed off by ministers within a fortnight. Funding for the £20billion Sizewell C plant is set to be approved by the government by next month, paving the way for private investment, according to The Telegraph. The decision would be a major boost for EDF Energy, which is said to be in advanced talks with the government over further cash to move the scheme forward ahead of a final investment decision next year. Reacting to the funding news, Alison Downes, from the group, said: “Why do ministers appear willing to throw more cash at Sizewell C, despite the risk and questionable value for money, when there is none for hard stretched workers and – as Lord Deben pointed out – when the nuclear industry ‘doesn’t deliver things on time and it doesn’t deliver them to budget’? “Nobody is even owning up to how much Sizewell C would cost: the last estimate is more than two years out of date.” A funding deal is not expected until after planning consent for Sizewell C is granted, with the deadline for that decision set for July 8.
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