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Call for Britain to have Russia build UK’s new nuclear stations

Russian-Bearflag-UKUK government needs a nuclear plan B, says Tim Yeo, Guardian, , 19 June 16, “…….. Tim Yeo, a former chair of the energy and climate change committee, said the government should also consider whether the Russian state operator, Rosatom, or the British state could build new atomic plants.

The Hinkley project in Somerset has been hit by a series of delays, with its developer, EDF, recently postponing a final investment decision until September.

Yeo said continuing opposition from EDF unions to spending huge sums of money in Britain and political uncertainty ahead of the French elections next spring could hold up the project further……..

Yeo said the Russian political situation made it harder for the UK government, but Russian nuclear sources have previously said Rosatom would like to talk.

In 2014, a senior Decc officialconfirmed that there had been serious contact between the two sides……

The pro-nuclear campaigner said the total cost of any new reactor to energy billpayers could be reduced if the British government became directly involved, as some City analysts have claimed…….

June 20, 2016 - Posted by | marketing, Russia, UK

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