The South West’s booming nuclear industry is creating opportunities all the way from Gloucester to Plymouth, MPs have claimed, as they stress the UK’s nuclear “revival” will go ahead. Speaking at a showcase of regional industry talent in Westminster, the Bridgewater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger claimed nuclear projects like Hinkley C are “crucial” to the country’s future. He was joined by experts from across the sector, as they debated the life-changing possibilities presented by investment in nuclear. Opening the event in Parliament, Mr Liddell-Grainger argued the UK industry must demonstrate “continuity, confidence and the ability to deliver”. Matt Burley, chairman of the newly-founded Nuclear South West group, also spoke at the event. He acknowledged that nuclear “is an emotive word” which “carries baggage and preconceptions”, but claimed the science backing up the industry is “demonstrably safe [and] demonstrably beneficial”.
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