Respondents to NuGen’s Stage 2 Moorside public consultation which closed one year ago will learn little from NuGen’s response to CORE’s open letter to its CEO Tom Samson on 30th June. Refusing to comment on some of CORE’s questions on the grounds that ‘they are commercial processes’, NuGen has confirmed only that it intends to publish a Stage 2 interim consultation report – ‘but this has been deferred to ensure that changes which arise as a result of the reviews (an engineering and wider strategic review) are appropriately reflected in the report, which will reflect both the feedback that NuGen received and detail how NuGen will take that feedback into account’. CORE’s spokesman Martin Forwood commented today that “NuGen’s inability to level with consultees, however uncertain Moorside’s prospects, reflects the extent of the turmoil facing its project and makes a mockery of its claim that ‘openness and transparency about our plans is the key to building trust”. The latest news of the plug being pulled on the half-built AP1000 reactors in the US and the fall from grace on the Tokyo Stock Exchange of NuGen’s sole investor Toshiba will further add to the increasing uncertainties swirling around in the Moorside mists”.
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