In reaction to the agreement reached between Community Nuclear Power and Westinghouse to supply four Small Modular Reactors for North Teesside (link), Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said:


“Nuclear is an essential part of our journey to energy security and net zero and this project shows that there is real appetite for new nuclear in the UK. A fleet of SMRs has the potential to bring significant investment and jobs to regions across the country, as well as providing clean energy for homes and industrial sites.

“Nuclear has already played a vital role in powering the North East, helping to give it some of the cleanest power anywhere in the UK and creating good jobs for people. We look forward to seeing how this project develops alongside others in the pipeline.”


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