Adam Vaughan visits the nuclear site in Somerset, where EDF is pushing ahead despite challenges from unions and Brexit

Surrounded by a sea of broken rock and mounds of earth on the Somerset coast stands a small, unassuming sign that states simply “R2”.

It is here that the second of two nuclear reactors will switch on in the middle of the next decade if all goes according to EDF Energy’s plan for Hinkley Point C, proving that Britain can still build new nuclear power stations and, more importantly, providing 7% of the country’s electricity.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change