French energy company EDF Thursday gave the green light to a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly, including one board member who announced his resignation.
As the company's board met throughout the day, unions argued that the 24-billion-euro ($27 billion) cost of the Hinkley Point project could put the company at risk. They even took legal action to try to delay the project.
Environmental activists oppose the project at a time when some countries, like Germany, are moving away from nuclear energy.
In a surprise move, the British government said it would take time to consider the project, rather than giving it the...