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Hitachi scraps UK nuclear power plant plans

Written by on 16 September 2020

Plans to build two new nuclear power plants in the UK have been scrapped after Japanese backer Hitachi pulled out.

Work on the project – with one site at Wylfa in Anglesey, north Wales and a second proposed location in Oldbury, in south Gloucestershire – had already been suspended last year due to funding problems.

The scheme was expected to create thousands of jobs and enough capacity to power 11 million homes.