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Hitachi asks UK to present steps to support construction of nuclear plants

  • May 3, 2018
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Thursday’s Asahi reported that Hitachi has been calling for the British government to come up with a package of measures by the end of May to help it build two nuclear reactors on Anglesey, an island off northwest Wales, as planned based on the judgment that the nuclear plant export initiative will falter without financial support from the British government. The construction costs for the project have reportedly more than doubled due to the stronger nuclear safety regulations put in place following the Fukushima nuclear accident seven years ago. 

In a related development, all national papers reported either on Friday or Saturday that Hitachi Chairman Nakanishi met with British Prime Minister May on Thursday and asked for financial support in order to move forward with the nuclear plant construction.

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