8 Nov 2018

Toshiba pulls out of Cumbria nuclear deal

North of England Correspondent

The future of a new nuclear power plant in Cumbria, along with 20,000 new jobs, is now in doubt after the Japanese engineering giant Toshiba said it was pulling out. The firm made the announcement after 18 months of talks failed to find a new owner for the NuGen project, which was due to build three new reactors. Union leaders described it as “depressingly predictable”, saying relying on foreign companies for the UK’s essential energy needs was irresponsible.