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Commenting on the conclusion of the UK Nuclear Regulators’ (Office for Nuclear Regulation & Environment Agency) Generic Design Assessment for new nuclear reactors, John Hayes, Minister of State for Energy, said:
“This is a key moment on the path towards nuclear new build and I welcome it wholeheartedly. I know that the regulator has worked closely with EDF and Areva to ensure rigorous examination of this technology, and I pay testament to the efforts of those involved.
“These final reactor design approvals from the regulator cap an excellent year for nuclear new build in the United Kingdom, which I am confident will go from strength to strength in 2013.”