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Doubt over timescale of nuclear ambitions

The government has approved 10 sites in England and Wales for new nuclear power stations, most of them in locations where there are already plants.

Ministers hope to fast-track the construction of the new plants so that some can be producing energy by as early as 2018 but critics say this is "over-ambitious".

Susan Watts looks at the details of the plan.


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