Moorside

Barrow MP: ‘We cannot wait much longer for the government to step in and rescue the stalled £15billion Moorside project’. Just last week we heard that NuGen was forced to begin consultations with its staff following the start of a company re-structure because of the length of time the negotiations are taking. DRIFT and division at the top of government are clouding the future of Cumbria’s economy, with mounting fears about the new nuclear power station planned at Moorside in west Cumbria. We cannot wait much longer for the government to realise that it must step in and rescue the stalled £15billion Moorside project, upon which more than 20,000 jobs depend. It has now been four years since the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority agreed terms with NuGen to build three reactors at Moorside near Sellafield. Things took an unwelcome turn last year when the company lined up to supply the reactors filed for bankruptcy, and there have been other setbacks. Just last week we heard that NuGen was forced to begin consultations with its staff following the start of a company re-structure because of the length of time the negotiations are taking.

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Published: 10 August 2018