Article: World nuclear industry in decline

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“This week, the board of French state-controlled utility EDF postponed a vote on what would be the largest nuclear project in Europe in decades.

A thumbs-up from the directors would have prompted EDF to deepen cooperation with Chinese counterpart CGN in the Hinkley Point C project, a plan to build two European pressurised water reactors (EPRs) in Somerset, England. The estimated cost is £24.5 billion.

The delayed decision, along with the huge cost of the project and major doubts about the reactor design, has increased expectations that the power station will not go ahead.”

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