The Chinese takeover of a nuclear power station near a tribute to Battle of Britain pilots is “insensitive” to their memory, it has been claimed. China General Nuclear (CGN) and EDF want to build the Bradwell B site in Essex, covering around 500 hectares and producing enough electricity to power around four million homes. CGN is the largest constructor of nuclear power stations in the world and would hold a 66.5 per cent majority share in the project, which would take up to 12 years to complete. However, the plans have been criticised as not only a “potential security risk”, extending the reach of Chinese influence on UK business, but also disrespectful to Second World War veterans. It is feared the development could limit access to the memorial on the land built to honour airmen who lost their lives during the Battle of Britain – the heroic 1940 military campaign by the Royal Air Force, which defended the UK from Nazi Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe.
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