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UK and France sign nuclear energy deal

The UK is to sign a deal with France to strengthen co-operation in the development of civil nuclear energy.

The government says it reiterates the UK's commitment to nuclear energy as part of a "diversified energy mix".

The coalition says the agreement will create a number of commercial deals in the nuclear energy field worth more than £500m and creating 1,500 UK jobs.

John Moylan reports.

  • 17 Feb 2012