U.K. Approves EDF’s £18 Billion Hinkley Point Nuclear Project

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Hinkley Point B nuclear power station, operated by Electricite de France SA's (EDF), left, stands near to groundworks for Hinkley Point C near Bridgwater.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The U.K. government has approved Electricite de France SA’s controversial plan to build two nuclear reactors for 18 billion pounds ($24 billion) in southwest England.

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