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Full plans have been unveiled for a new multi-billion pound nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast.
The company behind the scheme, EDF Energy, says it will create thousands of new jobs, but campaigners are concerned about the environmental impact of a third power station.
The proposed twin reactors of Sizewell C would be built next to the other two at Leiston in Suffolk, doubling the size of the existing plant.
Plans have gone on show for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk. EDF Energy says Sizewell C would take between 7 and 9 years to build and create thousands of new jobs in the process. Campaigners are concerned about the environmental impact on the local area.
The proposed new Sizewell C nuclear power station could create more than 5,500 jobs in the construction sector.
Plans are being released today by EDF Energy for building the new French designed European Pressurised Reactor, or EPR, on the Suffolk coast.
The EPR uses two nuclear reactors within the same single plant to produce 3.2 gigawatts of power.
Plans for a new nuclear reactor at Sizewell in Suffolk will go on show for the first time today.
The European Pressurised Reactor could cost upto 10 billion pounds to build.
EDF Energy, which has drawn up the plans, says the reactor could provide enough electricity for 5 million homes.