The GMB union has once again demanded that the government “stop faffing” and step in to save the Moorside nuclear development from falling apart. The union made the comments after Utility Week reported yesterday that National Grid has shelved a multi-billion project to connect the proposed plant to the transmission network. GMB slammed the government for “continued dithering” following the latest in a series of setbacks. “How many kicks in the teeth for the desperately needed new nuclear plant at Moorside will it take to bring politicians of all colours to their senses?,” asked GMB national secretary Justin Bowden. Britain must have the reliable zero carbon nuclear power that Moorside will bring as part of the balanced energy mix, alongside renewables and gas.”
Utility Week 16th May 2017 read more »
Unions have called on the Government to stop dithering over nuclear power plant plans which could safeguard Fylde jobs. Energy workers union GMB, has slammed the Government after National Grid’s decision to halt work on a power line for the Moorside Nuclear reactor.
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A £2.8bn plan to build 100 miles of new electricity cables in Cumbria has been put on hold by National Grid because of doubts over the proposed nuclear power station the infrastructure was designed to serve. The company said it was suspending work needed to secure planning consent for the connection after NuGen, the Toshiba unit planning to build Moorside, launched a strategic review.
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The man in charge of plans for a £10bn Cumbrian nuclear new build and 21,000 jobs says the project has “100 per cent backing” from troubled Japanese giant Toshiba. Tom Samson – the chief executive of NuGen, which has plans for a power plant at Moorside, near Sellafield – made the comments after his company announced that it was having a “review of its options” on the proposals.
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