The future of the NuGen – the developer behind the £15 billion Moorside nuclear power station development – will be decided on Thursday. The sole owner of the company, Toshiba, will hold a board meeting in Tokyo to decide whether to wind it up or keep it going in the hope of a deal being struck. The meeting represents crunch time for the economy-boosting project, which could create thousands of jobs in Cumbria and generate around seven per cent of the UK’s energy needs.
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A golden opportunity exists to take control and develop a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) in a part of this country which has a groundbreaking nuclear past that can be repeated in the future says union. GMB, the energy union, says the ill-fated Moorside Nuclear reactor build must be reversed by a newly formed Nuclear Development Agency, tasked but the government to build a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) on the West Cumbria site. The collapse of the project to build the vital new multibillion pound nuclear plant at Moorside in Cumbria moved a step closer last week after talks with a potential buyer stalled
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