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Why there’s little confidence that Hinkley C nuclear station will ever come into operation

Good Energy 29th July 2017, You need only look at other similar projects around the world to understand
exactly how risky Hinkley Point C really is.

At the time of writing, there are no functioning power stations with the same reactor design as that
planned to be used at Hinkley. There are four other plants around the world
currently being built with the same reactor design as Hinkley Point C –
but all of them have been plagued with problems.

The Flamanville plant in France is currently six years late and three times over budget, the
Olkiluoto plant in Finland is currently nine years overdue and 60% over
budget, and two plants in China are both expected to be at least two years
behind schedule. With reports over the weekend that sources within EDF are
suggesting that Hinkley Point C may also be late and over-budget, the case
is mounting that Hinkley Point C is a risky gamble at the expense of
British bill-payers.


August 11, 2017 - Posted by | general

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