Tax payers rejoice: New pricing methodology for Hinkley C puts cost on consumers for waste disposal

In a positive move for Hinkley C, the European Commission has ruled that the proposed costing structure for arranging the disposal of intermediate and high-level wastes will be put onto the electricity consumer rather than the taxpayer. The new system will charge NPP operators for the final disposal of each unit of waste in the national repository, although the exact price has not been determined yet.

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