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Britain ready to build new nuclear, says industry

The UK's construction sector will be able to provide up to 80% of new nuclear build capacity, according to the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA).

In a new report, the NIA claim that building a fleet of new nuclear power stations will consume less than 5% of UK construction capacity.

"There has been real commitment to developing skills across the engineering sector," said NIA Chief Executive Keith Parker.

"The UK nuclear industry holds a wealth of skilled and experienced workers – who will be key to building a future of secure low-carbon energy."

The NIA claim that 80% of the work to build new nuclear power stations is conventional construction, and that UK industry could provide up to 80% of this capacity.

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