What could be the most expensive object on Earth? Take a guess.


This object is going to be 18 times more expensive than the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building in Dubai and the cost for building it, will be a whopping 24 billion pounds.

A new nuclear power station is set to be the most expensive object on Earth according to environment charity Greenpeace.

In Greenpeace’s estimation, the proposed nuclear power station located in the south-west of the UK,  the nuclear power plant named Hinkley Point C will cost a whopping 24 billion pounds (35 billion dollars).

 

The proposed new nuclear plant in Somerset called Hinkley Point C will be first nuclear power station to come up in the UK in 30 years.

The plant is so expensive that it overshadows the cost of Burj Khalifa by 18 times and is going to cost five times more than Large Hadron Collider, which is the world’s largest and most complex particle collider. It will also dwarf the 2.2 billion pound cost of Heathrow Airport Terminal 2.

 

The environmental charity Greenpeace launched a petition against the project blaming the French energy firm for giving a low an estimate for the plant’s construction.

Emeritus professor of energy policy at Greenwich University Steve Thomas said: “Nuclear power plants are the most complicated piece of equipment we make.

“Cost of nuclear power plants has tended to go up throughout history as accidents happen and we design measures to deal with the risk.”

Hinkley Point C has the potential to exceed the costs for historical buildings including the Great Pyramid of Giza, constructed more than 4,500 years ago.

While the new power plant might be the most expensive object on our planet, it is not the most expensive in the Universe and it definitely cannot touch the cost of the International Space Station which stands at 77.6 billion pounds.

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