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New nuclear training academy open

A 3.5m state-of-the-art centre for training nuclear experts has opened its doors in Gloucestershire.

British Energy, at Barnwood near Gloucester, has set up a Nuclear Power Academy to train the next generation of industry professionals.

It will be responsible for overseeing the standard of people working in power stations across the country.

British Energy's David Barber said: "It is part of (our) commitment to creating world leading nuclear professionals."

The opening comes on the day British Energy is due to publish its full year results.

The company is currently up for sale with three interested bidders - EDF in France, Iberdrola in Spain and RWE in Germany.

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