EDF warns of delays at Flamanville nuclear power station in France

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Experts fear UK’s planned Hinkley plant will face similar budget and deadline problems

EDF Energy has warned that a flagship nuclear power station it is building in France could run further behind schedule and over budget, after it detected faults at the €10.5bn ( £9.2bn) plant.

The French state-owned firm said inspections last month had uncovered problems with welding on pipes at the Flamanville plant in north-west France.

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