Hinkley Point C nuclear power station gets government green light

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Labour and environmental groups say new safeguards for foreign investment are merely “window dressing”

Theresa May has been accused of backing down on security concerns about Chinese involvement in nuclear power after she gave the go-ahead to the £18bn Hinkley Point C plant following a six-week review.

The government insisted the new plant in Somerset was only being approved with “significant new safeguards” to make sure China and other foreign investors could not own stakes in British nuclear plants without UK government approval.

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Accord sur le projet Hinkley Point : une excellente nouvelle pour la filière nucléaire française et pour l’emploi dans l’Hexagone. MV

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