Welsh site misses out on shortlist to house the world's first working nuclear fusion power plant
The abandoned coal-fired power plant at Aberthaw has missed out on the five-site shortlist to house the UK's first nuclear fusion plant.
Five sites in England and Scotland are now in the running to host a proposed £2bn nuclear fusion plant that will test pioneering technology which it is hoped will make nuclear fusion a viable form of power generation.
Aberthaw, near Barry, had been put forward as a site after the coal-fired power station there closed in 2019.
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The UK government has committed £200m to develop plans for the fusion plant, which would generate electricity in the same way as the sun by fusing hydrogen atoms to make helium.
The government plans to …
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