The GMB union is calling for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to be revamped to help save the proposed Moorisde nuclear reactor project in Cumbria. Reports over the weekend claimed that the collapse of the project to build the vital new multi-billion pound nuclear plant at Moorside moved a step closer as the company developing the project was expected to confirm that it is laying off the majority of its staff. Nugen, owned by Toshiba, the troubled Japanese conglomerate, has been consulting throughout August on job cuts among its 100 employees after failing to secure a buyer. GMB has argued the Government should take a stake in the financing of the troubled £10bn Moorside nuclear reactor – rather than leaving the project “at the mercy of foreign companies”. It is calling for the NDA to be scrapped as it currently exists and a Nuclear Development Agency created to make sure Moorside and the accompanying creation of thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships, goes ahead.
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