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Building Britain's Biggest Nuclear Power Station

Behind the scenes of the construction site of Hinkley Point C, Britain’s controversial new nuclear power station.

BBC Two on Friday
9th July 2021 at 8:00AM
Updated Monday 24th May 2021

This series follows the construction on Hinkley Point C, Britain’s new nuclear power station being built in a remote corner of Somerset. Costing over £22 billion and covering an area the size of 250 football pitches, this site is one of the largest in Europe and the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation.

Cameras follow the engineers, technicians and the behind the scenes staff who are under pressure to keep the project on track, including building the mammoth foundations for the two nuclear reactors, excavate 3.5km cooling water tunnels out under the Bristol Channel, and construct the critical airtight inner steel lining designed to contain any radioactive material in the unlikely event of a meltdown.

Building Britain's Biggest Nuclear Power Station will broadcast on BBC Two on the 2nd and 9th June 2021 at 9pm. For more information and for links to watch again, please visit the BBC website.

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