Welsh site misses out on shortlist to house the world's first working nuclear fusion power plant

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. Read more:'This was my childhood' Heartbroken families watch as homes on Wales' most polluted street destroyed 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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