Page last updated at 12:15 GMT, Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific