Cameron softens nuclear stance

TORY leader David Cameron has softened his views on nuclear power by indicating that he would give the go-ahead for new power plants at Sizewell and Bradwell-on-Sea “if they can pay their way.

Graham Dines

TORY leader David Cameron has softened his views on nuclear power by indicating that he would give the go-ahead for new power plants at Sizewell and Bradwell-on-Sea “if they can pay their way.”

The Conservative MPs for Suffolk Coastal John Gummer and Maldon & Chelmsford East John Whittingdale have pledged their support if plans are submitted for new power plants at Sizewell on the Suffolk coast and Bradwell-on-Sea on the Blackwater estuary in Essex.

Mr Cameron has been less than enthusiastic at the need for nuclear power until alternative forms of energy such as wave and wind power had been fully explored.

But today he said: “If the power plants can pay their way, they can go ahead.”

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