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.
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