Japanese firm pulls plug on £15bn nuclear project in Cumbria

Japanese firm Toshiba has announced it is to pull the plug on the company set up to build a new £15bn nuclear power station in Cumbria. The tech giant has announced it is winding up Manchester based NuGen, its UK-based nuclear arm, after efforts to sell the business failed. Business leaders and the unions have criticised the Government for its handling of the project. The announcement is a serious blow to the UK’s nuclear sector and has left plans to build a new power station in Cumbria in serious doubt. NuGen, which em... For the full story register now for free or login below...