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The troubled Mersey Barrage scheme has been thrown a new lifeline by the Government.Energy Minister Colin Moynihan announced an extra £1.2 million in funding last week to extend feasibility studies currently being carried out into the £1,000 million project.The third phase of studies will take another 15 months, bringing the total spent on research into the scheme to £5 million.Mr Moynihan said: 'I share the Mersey Barrage Company's confidence and optimism for the contribution ...

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