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Britain’s nuclear white elephant – Hinkley Point costs – $28 billion and rising

This Is What Britain’s Biggest Construction Project Looks Like  EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear project has already racked a $28 billion bill and a string of superlatives. By Jeremy Hodges and Rob Dawson, September 28, 2019

Britain’s biggest construction project is emerging from the ancient flatlands in the west, overlooking the sea where humans have lived for more than 10,000 years.

Over an area covering 245 soccer fields, Electricite de France SA is building the U.K.’s first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years. The project employs 4,500 people and will cost up to 22.5 billion pounds ($28 billion), a sum the French utility boosted this week after discovering more difficult conditions on the ground. …... (subscribers only)

September 30, 2019 - Posted by | general

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