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New nuclear reactors in Cumbria

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:13 am
by PS_RalphW
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-33528343

Land purchased for planned new nuclear reactors. The article is clearly a straight press release with lots of unconditional statements.

What is the Westinghouse reactor design, and what is the timeline for this development? I assume it is many years away, as it is 10 years old already.

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:57 pm
by biffvernon
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The site of a £10bn nuclear power plant in Cumbria ...
Hold it right there. Where can you buy a nuclear power station for a mere £10bn these days? cf Hinkley C.

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:58 pm
by biffvernon
Last line:
Each of the reactors will take about four years to build.
And it's not even April Fool's Day.