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Ministers consider £2bn aid plan to build 16 mini nuclear power stations by 2050

Up to £2billion could be put into a project to design and build mini-nuclear power stations.

Ministers are considering the huge injection of funds as the UK's nuclear industry reels from crippling setbacks that could leave a gaping hole in the electricity supply.

The project to build 16 sites by 2050 could also revive ailing engineering titan Rolls-Royce, which is leading the nine-member consortium to design the 'rapid assembly' power stations.

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