A shingle beach is seen outside Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent, southern England December 4, 2012. Chinese companies will be allowed to take stakes in British nuclear projects, British ... more 
A shingle beach is seen outside Dungeness nuclear power station in Kent, southern England December 4, 2012. Chinese companies will be allowed to take stakes in British nuclear projects, British finance minister George Osborne said on October 17, 2013 as Britain pushes ahead with an ambitious target to expand nuclear energy. The announcement comes as talks between the British government and French company EDF Energy on building Hinkley C, Britain's first new nuclear power station, since 1995 approach a conclusion. China General Nuclear Power Group (CGNPG) is poised to join the project. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 18 OF 31 FOR PACKAGE 'NUCLEAR BRITAIN' SEARCH 'NUCLEAR PLUNKETT' FOR ALL IMAGES less 
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