NuGeneration (NuGen) has provided information to support the Moorside site in Cumbria being carried forward into the UK government’s new national policy statement as a site for a new nuclear power plant following an assessment process. NuGen CEO Tom Samson said, “NuGen remains committed to delivering a nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria.” He added, “Support for the policy process to carry forward the Moorside site is another opportunity for the community of west Cumbria to re-state its desire to host this critical national infrastructure and bring a transformational stimulus to the local economy, including jobs and prosperity for thousands of people throughout the county.” The announcement follows the recent announcement that Kepco is no longer the preferred bidder to acquire 100% of NuGen from Toshiba. However, the Japanese company said it will continue to negotiate with Kepco, along with other companies, to acquire NuGen. NuGen said it is currently conducting a “review and restructure of its future size and shape”.
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