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Government delay on Hinkley ‘chaotic’, says Prospect

A trade union has criticised an unexpected delay in the UK government’s decision on whether to build Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

On 29 July, the UK government and EDF, a French energy company that would fund most of the work, were expected to sign the contracts that underpin the deal. However, the government instead announced that it would review the project and make a decision by the autumn.

Prospect, a trade union for engineers, scientists, specialists and professionals in the UK’s energy and nuclear industry, said the government’s announcement was “incomprehensible”.

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