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Britain's nuclear future

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. EDF has already got permission to build a nuclear station in Somerset. But that's just the start. Three nuclear rivals join Evan Davis.

Britain's multi-billion pound nuclear dream. EDF is building the country's first new nuclear power station in decades at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. But that's just the start. Two other companies also have dreams of bringing nuclear to sites in Cumbria and on Anglesey. But the financing and logistics of these projects are tough. Power stations cost billions to build and investors won't see returns for more than five years. Critics of the nuclear option argue that renewables - wind and solar power - would be a better option to generate electricity. Just what are the options and the costs involved? Three nuclear rivals join Evan Davis.

Guests:
Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, managing director, nuclear new build, EDF Energy UK
Duncan Hawthorne, chief executive, Horizon Nuclear Power
Tom Samson, chief executive, NuGeneration Nuclear Power
Dame Sue Ion, chair of the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board.

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