UK confirms Hinkley nuclear project with 'new agreement'
Updated: 2016-09-15 16:54
Hinkley Point C nuclear power station site is seen near Bridgwater in Britain, Sept 14, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]
The latest move came two months after the new government called for a review of the nuclear program.
British Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark said in a statement that the government had decided to give the green light to the country's first nuclear power plant in two decades but added that new measures would be taken to enhance security.
The Hinkley Point C plant, to be co-built by China General Nuclear Power Corp., which has a one-third stake, and French state-owned company EDF, would help address Britain's future energy demands.