CAMPAIGNERS in Mersea have hit out at Maldon District Council’s plans to push for a new nuclear power station in Bradwell.

The authority has revealed in a strategy report it hopes to secure a new power station on land beside the existing facility.

Varrie Blowers, of pressure group Bradwell Against New Nuclear Group, claimed cooling towers on any new station would be as big as London’s Gherkin tower.

She said: “We are totally opposed to it. We are extremely worried about this.

“It seems unlikely it will stop at just one power station. It could end up having up to three there."

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