Union leaders have written to Business Minister Greg Clarke calling for leadership and public finance, over the Moorside nuclear power station in Cumbria. Unite, the country’s largest union, wrote following the news that French company ENGIE, pulled out of the NuGen consortium, the joint venture also involving Toshiba which owns the troubled Westinghouse Electric Company in the US which is due to supply the three AP1000 reactors for the site, near Sellafield. Unite national officer for energy Kevin Coyne said: “The latest developments at Moorside, which is due to supply seven per cent of the UK’s electricity needs from 2025, does not inspire confidence. We appear to be lurching from confusion to potential chaos – and this is a cause for serious concern.
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