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EDF plan Hinkley Point job cuts

EDF is planning to cut the number of people working on the project to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

The plans for the new power station were approved by the Government on 19 March 2013).

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Hinkley Point announcement expected

Hinkley Power station Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Plans for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset are expected to be approved by the Government this afternoon (19th March 2013).

More than 5,000 workers will be needed to build two new reactors at a cost of 14 billion pounds. The deal with the power company EDF still depends on agreement on the price for electricity.

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