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Nuclear physicists 'up in arms'

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Britain will be left incapable of training the technicians needed to develop the planned new next generation of nuclear power plants, scientists have claimed.

The warning comes after one of the UK's largest science funders announced it would have to cut its projects and staff. Two of the country's three largest nuclear research projects will be scrapped completely.

Professor Patrick Regan, a nuclear physicist at the University of Surrey, and John Womersley, the Science and Technology Facilities Council's director of science programmes, discuss the implications of the funding cuts.

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