UN censures UK on Hinkley transboundary failings

A UN report has revealed continuing disquiet over possible impacts on neighbouring states from a severe incident at the proposed Hinkley nuclear plant

Hinkley C faces a further legal hurdle if parties to the Espoo Convention adopt recommendations of its implementation committee. Photograph: EDF EnergyThe UK has failed to adequately consult neighbouring states on the potential transboundary impacts of a severe accident at Hinkley C, according to a UN report.

The report followed a meeting of the implementation committee for parties to the 1991 Espoo Convention at its 35th session in Geneva in March. It was quietly published by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in advance unedited form on 8 April.

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