France’s EDF to decide on UK nuclear project in September

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PARIS: France’s energy giant EDF will give the final green light to the controversial construction of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Britain in September, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. French President Francois Hollande “has confirmed France’s engagement” in the project, and “the final decision on investment could be confirmed in September,” Macron said in an interview with weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. The final investment decision had been expected in May, but EDF, which is 85 percent owned by the French state, announced a delay on Friday saying it first had to consult with an internal committee as demanded by France’s unions. This could set the project back for several months.

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