MPs Trudy Harrison and John Woodcock urge Government to “get a grip” on energy policy. Copeland and Furness MPs say Government has to take proactive stance over Moorside. The Government must do more to make sure the £15 billion Moorside nuclear power station goes ahead, county MPs said. NuGen, the firm behind the West Cumbrian plans, announced yesterday that it was undergoing a restructure. It said the prolonged time it had taken to seal the deal with Korean utility Kepco meant it needed to undertake a strategic review to determine how best to proceed with Moorside, set to be built on land next to Sellafield. Around 100 staff and contractor jobs, including that of chief executive Tom Samson, are at risk under the restructuring plans. NuGen’s staff are based between its offices in Manchester and Whitehaven and its contractors work across the country.
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