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15/09/2016 UK government approves controversial project

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is a project to construct a 3,200 MWe nuclear power station with two EPR reactors in Somerset, England. In September 2016 the UK government approved the project with some safeguards for the investment. The plant, which has a projected lifetime of 60 years, has an estimated construction cost of between £19.6 billion and £20.3 billion.

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