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Armitt urges Olympics-style body for nuclear

Following the dispute over the price consumers must pay as many as 40 years into the future for electricity at the planned £14bn Hinkley Point C plant, the former chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority has told the Government that it could break the log-jam over new nuclear power plants by setting up a body similar  to the ODA to build them. Without a breakthrough, the plant cannot be built – despite  winning planning permission in March. A nuclear body like the ODA with the expertise of the nuclear sector and could build the plants and then sell each station back to the market, with the usual system of regulation. This would have to choose a consistent design and consistency of operation.  The supply chain would be geared up for it and skilled jobs created to provide a world class nuclear delivery industry.”


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