Nuclear News | February 9, 2017

Photo Credit: Allen Lee

Photo Credit: Allen Lee

Blow to UK Nuclear Strategy as Toshiba Considers Pulling Out of Cumbria Plant

Plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria are likely to be scrapped after a key backer pulled out, creating a major hole in the government’s nuclear strategy.
Two industry sources close to the process said Toshiba had privately decided to quit the consortium behind the planned Moorside plant, echoing sources who told Reuters and the Wall Street Journal that the Japanese company was withdrawing from new nuclear projects in the UK.
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