FEARS that a deal to build a £15bn nuclear power plant in west Cumbria has stalled have prompted urgent calls for the Government to step in. Unions say there needs to be urgent clarity on the future of the Moorside project – and the thousands of jobs it is expected to bring to the county. The Toshiba-owned NuGen consortium is behind plans for Moorside, on land next to Sellafield. Talks were under way for NuGen to be sold to Korean utility firm Kepco, but yesterday Toshiba confirmed that Kepco had been stripped of its preferred bidder status, awarded in December.
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