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UK confirms Hinkley nuclear project with “new agreement”

LONDON,   (Xinhua) — The UK government on Thursday said that it had confirmed the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant will go ahead following a new agreement with French company EDF.

The latest move came two months after the new government called for a review of the nuclear program.

British Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark said in a statement that the government had decided to give the green light to the country’s first nuclear power plant in two decades but added that new measures would be taken to enhance security.

The Hinkley Point C plant, to be co-built by China General Nuclear Power Corp., which has a one-third stake, and French state-owned company EDF, would help address Britain’s future energy demands.

Editor: xuxin



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