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Britain commits to new nuclear power plant

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Britain on Monday paved the way for its first nuclear plant in a generation, to be built by state-owned foreign firms, underlining the government's controversial commitment to atomic power. 

Ed Davey, Britain's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, speaks at a press conference in central London on October 21, 2013

The coalition government signed a pound sterling16-billion ($26-billion, 18.9-billion-euro) deal with French energy giant EDF to build two reactors at Hinkley Point C, southwestern England, to meet Britain's future energy needs.

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