5,500 jobs 'will be needed' at the peak of engineering

Rupert Cox from the Somerset Chamber of Commerce said at the peak of engineering, 5,500 people will be needed to work on the Hinkley Point C site.

He added, "that's nearly as many people that are on job seekers allowance at the moment in Somerset".

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Nuclear power station could be delayed

The financial deal for a new nuclear power station in Somerset is to be investigated by the European Commission, in a move that could delay it