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August 03, 2011 02:45 ET

EDF Starts Bid to Build Hinkley Point C Nuclear Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- EDF Energy has moved ahead with plans to construct the first nuclear power plant in the U.K. for more than 20 years.

Last week, the U.K. arm of Electricite de France (EPA:EDF) (Paris) received the go ahead for preparatory work to start at the Hinkley Point C site from West Somerset District Council, and it has followed that up by applying for the licences needed to build, commission, operate and decommission a nuclear power station. Specifically, with its partner Centrica plc (PINK:CPYYY) (Windsor, England), the company has applied for a Nuclear Site Licence, to be assessed by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), alongside applications for Environmental Permits, to be assessed by the Environment Agency.

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