Around 120 jobs may be under threat at Lancashire’s nuclear fuels plant, as unions blame the government for dragging its feet on building new nuclear power stations. Trade unions have warned that the possible redundancies at Springfields Fuels Ltd, the UK’s only nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, risk not only the future of the Salwick site but the UK’s drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Prospect and Unite unions said some Springfields staff have been told there are to be 120 redundancies, which the unions warn risks hollowing out the skills base at the site which employs around 700, and supports around 4,000 jobs in the wider supply chain. Fylde’s Conservative MP Mark Menzies said the site should get the contracts for all UK future reactor fuel production. It is understood that the company is looking for voluntary redundancies.
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