Plans for two nuclear power plants on the site of a previously abandoned project in Cumbria have been submitted. The previous scheme at Moorside was halted when Japanese multinational Toshiba failed to find a buyer for NuGen, its UK subsidiary running it. Copeland Council said two consortia had now submitted plans for its “clean energy hub” on the site, adjacent to the Sellafield reprocessing plant. The Unite union said the plans could lead to a “jobs bonanza”. Regional Secretary Ritchie James said Toshiba’s withdrawal from the Moorside site had been “a blow to the economic future of Cumbria”. “The fact that this consortium is looking beyond tomorrow and into a low-carbon future is good news, given that there could be a post-pandemic 25,000 jobs bonanza across the region if this takes off,” he said.
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