UK Approves 1st Nuclear Plant Since 1987

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT) -- The U.K. on Tuesday greenlighted plans for the country's first major nuclear power effort in nearly three decades, paving the way for French utility Electricite de France SA to kick off construction on the long-awaited Hinkley Point C project.

After a comprehensive, three-year review by planning and energy authorities, the government determined that the project's benefits outweighed potential strain on communities adjacent to the south England site, set to hold a sprawling complex with the capacity to generate 3,260 megawatts — enough to satisfy 7 percent...
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