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Europe’s new-generation nuclear plants stagger over the start line

Years late and massively over-budget, Europe’s first EPR nuclear plants in Finland and France are on the verge of “energizing”, as the sector jargon goes. Barring last-minute glitches, this will be the final act in what must be the longest-running construction saga in the region. Finland’s 1993 vote to reject plans for a fifth reactor was one of the first stories I covered as a trainee. Readers of Power in Europe were already bored witless by all the back-and-forth on the topic when, in 2002,...

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