EDF chief under scrutiny

‘The chief executive of the French company building Britain’s new nuclear reactors won boardroom approval for the project after suppressing an internal review labelling it as risk- laden, according to France’s public accounts court.

The disclosure is likely to fuel disquiet on both sides of the Channel over the construction of two new generation reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset at an estimated cost of up to £22.5 billion.

In a highly critical report on the European Pressurised Reactors, the Court of Audit said that the Hinkley Point project, led by EDF, represented a “high financial risk” for the French state electricity group.

The court said that the risks had been pointed out as long ago as 2015 in a review by Yannick d’Escatha, a………………….The Times

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