The UK government is likely to give approval for the construction of a new generation of nuclear power plants in November, reported This is Money.

Support for nuclear power is increasing, as indicated in polls, the report said. For example, a poll conducted by Opinion Leader Research showed that 46% of the 1,000 people interviewed favored the building of nuclear power stations, and 25% were against the proposal. Another opinion poll revealed 72% support from MPs.

Meanwhile, the need for an immediate decision on the issue is pressing because most of the 18 nuclear power plants in the UK will reach their life expectancy by 2020.