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Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

A new £16bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.

The European Commission said Britain had agreed to "modify significantly" the financing for the project, reducing the burden on British taxpayers.

EDF Energy is due to build the plant, the first in the UK in almost 20 years.

John Moylan reports.

  • 09 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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