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Iain McBride has the latest from Kingsnorth Power Station, where news about the closure has stunned local people. Iain talks to the company and local people affected by the closure. He also looks back at Kingsnorth's troubled history. More shortly on this developing story.
E.ON have issued a statement, following news that the Kingsnorth Power Station will close next year. Scott Somerville from E.ON spoke to Meridian.
The GMB union has issued the below statement in response to the news that the Kingsnorth Power Plant is to close;
The Kingsnorth Power Station has always been controversial as e.on had wanted to install two coal fired power stations on the site. These plans have now been abandoned as the company looks to shut down the site with the possible loss of 123 jobs. This report from 2008 explains campaigners concerns.
123 staff who are based at the Kingsnorth Power Station in Kent are at risk of losing their jobs. e.on has announced the site will close in 2013. Workers and local councillors had hoped the site would remain open until 2015.
Energy company e.on has announced that the Kingsnorth Power Station in Kent is to close with the loss of a significant number of jobs. The company is also withdrawing it's applications for two coal fired power stations on the site.
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The Kingsnorth Power Station is to close earlier than expected - adding to concerns over large numbers of job losses in kent.