The prospect of Hinkley C riding to the rescue of a harassed electricity supply sector any time soon was always remote. The pie in the sky of a 2017 start was always laughable. Word from EdeF HQ in Paris had already put a damper on the rose tinted view from local EdeF sources that a 2025 start was on the cards. June 2026 was the official revised prediction. That was, of course, pre pandemic. Paris, and Beijing, must be perturbed by the ripples that could reach Hinkley C from the fallout over the new submarines for Australia. Locally, the project is struggling to get anywhere near its optimistic timescale.
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A fire has broken out at a nuclear power station being built in Somerset. The fire at Hinkley Point C started at about 14:20 BST in a temporary building on Hinkley Point Road. Ten crews were sent to tackle it and the fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service said there were no reported injuries. EDF Energy said construction work had not been affected and an investigation into the cause was under way. A company spokesman said it was a “small fire in a temporary building away from the main construction area”.
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