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#Brexit could spell the end of the UK's plan to built the huge Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

#Brexit could spell the end of the UK's plan to built the huge Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Although legally distinct from the EU, Euratom has the same membership, is governed by the EU's institutions, and provides a mechanism for loans to finance nuclear projects of EU member states. "Great Britain can't fall back upon support from Euratom for the planned new nuclear power station Hinkley Point," Fell – a Recharge Thought Leader – says. "With that, the new nuclear plant project in England should be finally dead and existing British nuclear plants will also come under considerable economic pressure," he claims. The loss of the 3.2GW nuclear project – hugely controversial in the UK and across Europe – would create a gap in Britain’s energy supply that its critics say renewables would be best-placed to fill. French utility EDF in partnership with China Nuclear Power Group plans to build three nuclear power plants in the UK at Hinkley Point, Sizewell and Bradwell. T...

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