– Kevin Coyne, National Officer, Unite
The construction of Hinkley Point C will create thousands of skilled construction jobs for the next five years, and around 800 jobs in the operation of the power station over the next 60 years. We hope Hinkley Point C is just the first in a fleet of new nuclear power stations which would create jobs in construction for the next 20 years. Nuclear is a crucial part of a balanced energy policy, to stop lights going out."
Plans for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset have been approved by the Government this afternoon (19 March 2013).