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A COAL-FIRED power station in Nottinghamshire is to close with the loss of 150 jobs.
Cottam power station began generating in 1969 under the control of public body the Central Electricity Generating Board.
The power generating industry was privatised by the Tories in 1990 and the station is now operated by French state-owned EDF.
The station is to be closed on September 30 as part of the phasing out of coal-powered electricity generation in Britain.
Peter McIntosh, national officer for energy of union Unite, said: “The announcement of this closure has been on the cards for the last 12 months.
“It is not unexpected, but it is still a sad day for the workers and their families as this plant has been generating for more than 50 years.
“Unite’s role will be to continue to constructively engage with the EDF management about the redeployment of the more than 150 employees affected.”
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