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UK / PM ‘Preparing To Announce’ Plans To Build SMRs In Northern England

By David Dalton
12 August 2019

PM ‘Preparing To Announce’ Plans To Build SMRs In Northern England
A computer-generated image of the Rolls-Royce SMR. Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson will announce government plans to build small modular reactors in the northern English counties of Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire in a £500m scheme, The Times has reported.

The newspaper said Mr Johnson will make the announcement as part of a green energy speech at a summit in northern England on September 13.

The newspaper also said the government will confirm funding next month for an SMR project led by Rolls-Royce.

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