Nuclear investment in Suffolk and Essex

Plans for new nuclear power stations in Suffolk and Essex have moved a step closer after a deal was signed for Chinese investment. Energy company EDF and the China General Nuclear Power Corporation have agreed to develop Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.

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Fears over Chinese involvement in East Anglian nuclear industry

There are fears over the future security of our East Anglian nuclear industry over Chinese involvement in new nuclear reactors planned for Essex and Suffolk.

It's expected that China will invest in a new nuclear power stations at Sizewell and Bradwell. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Chinese president has arrived in the UK for a four day tour and it's expected that a deal will be announced for his country's investment at both Sizewell in Suffolk and Bradwell in Essex.

No other Western country has given China such a large stake in its power industry and critics say it poses a huge threat to our national security but the government says tough safeguards will be in place.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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