Britain approves controversial Chinese-financed nuclear-reactor, with a catch

September 15, 2016 8:36 AM

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Britain approves controversial Chinese-financed nuclear-reactor, with a catch

LONDON — The British government on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a Chinese-financed nuclear power station, two months after Prime Minister Theresa May balked at a deal that has raised concerns about the security of Britain’s energy supply.

The proposed $24 billion nuclear plant, known as Hinkley Point C, will be the first built in Britain in decades. David Cameron, the former prime minister, had pushed hard for the project during his tenure, touting it as a critical source of low-carbon energy and as evidence of a new “golden era” in ...

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