Residents have major concerns over the impact nuclear new-build will have on their communities, two public meetings have heard. A host of complaints were put to nuclear chiefs by angry residents of Mirehouse and Egremont at last night’s meetings, including the impact of the development on the road and rail network, local health care and house prices. The meetings had been arranged by Copeland mayor Mike Starkie after a letter sent by NuGen – the firm behind plans for a three-reactor plant at Moorside, next to Sellafield – led residents to believe their homes and land were at risk of compulsory purchase. Tom Samson, NuGen’s chief executive, apologised to residents for the “upset that the letter caused” and added that the firm is “aiming to have zero compulsory purchases”, but those who “may be affected in this way are already in a conversation with us”.
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