Sarkozy, Brown to unveil nuclear cooperation plan|
LONDON (AFP) - Britain and France will announce a deal to build new nuclear
power stations and export the technology worldwide during President Nicolas
Sarkozy's state visit next week, the Guardian reported Saturday.
Britain approved the construction of a new generation of nuclear plants in
January and wants to take advantage of French expertise to help build them, the
The announcement is due to be made at a summit involving Sarkozy and British
Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Arsenal football club's Emirates stadium in north
Brown hopes that the venture will help Britain to develop a skilled labour
force to work in the power stations which would then work alongside French
workers to sell power stations abroad in the next 15 years, the paper said.
The plan to build more nuclear power stations in Britain with private sector
help has proved controversial with some campaigners, who question the cost of
the project and how the waste will be disposed of.
The Guardian also reported that Sarkozy and Brown would unveil a drive
against illegal immigration during the two-day state visit, which starts
This will include an increase in the number of lorry checks at French and
British ports and confirmation that there will not be a second immigration
reception centre at Sangatte, near Calais, in northern France.
Original article: AFP
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