Nuclear: Hinkley Point C receives regulatory approval from the European Commission
By Mike Cottrell on 8 August 2012
The European Commission (EC), exercising its functions under the 1957 Euratom Treaty, approves EDF’s plans for a fifth reactor at Hinkley Point.
The EC concluded that the new nuclear development, as detailed in the proposals submitted by EDF in January 2010, "fulfils the objectives of the Euratom Treaty and contributes to develop [sic] a sustainable national energy mix". In reaching its decision, the EC assessed all aspects of the development, and its report was presented to the UK government in addition to its earlier decision that the development would not have any contaminative radioactive effects in the territory of any other EU Member States.
The Commission’s full report can be read here.