A power station just over the border in Nottinghamshire could be set to become the home of the country’s nuclear fusion programme. The Atomic Energy Authority is looking for new places to set up power stations and is in talks with Nottinghamshire County Council about the Ratcliffe on Soar site, six miles to the north of Loughborough, NottinghamshireLive reported. It is understood Uniper, the current owner and operator of the existing coal power plant, which is scheduled for closure in 2025, is part of the discussions and Rushcliffe Borough Council, the authority in which Ratcliffe on Soar sits, is set to discuss the opportunity at a cabinet meeting due to be held next week. Council cabinet member Simon Robinson, has submitted a report to be heard at the meeting, recommending that the council registers as “interest for the Ratcliffe on Soar site as one of several sites being put forward in the East Midlands”.
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