UK reliance on France for nuclear expertise needs to focus on likely future costs

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The UK is borrowing heavily on French nuclear energy expertise, with the first third-generation nuclear power plant built in England likely to be EDF’s Hinkley Point C, designed around two Areva NP EPR reactors, and likely to come on stream in the early 2020s. Britain has also committed to French technology for the fourth generation of nuclear reactors.

via HazardEx – UK reliance on France for nuclear expertise needs to focus on likely future costs.

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