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No firm plans to save Moorside NuGen boss admits

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The boss of NuGen has admitted that there are no firm plans to save the Moorside nuclear development in West Cumbria when Japanese firm Toshiba pulls out in the next six months.

The old Sellafield site which is being decommissioned is eventually going to disappear. The nuclear industry pumps 2 billion into the local economy.

NuGen's chief executive told a nuclear conference in Carlisle today he believes Moorside could be saved if the Government intervened.

The conference was aimed at key players in the nuclear industry and discussed ways the sector could capitalise on Cumbria's existing engineering capabilities.

"Cumbria has been home to the nuclear industry for sixty years. The conference is a celebration of the county's nuclear industry and Cumbria's role as a world leader in nuclear."

– John Stevenson, Carlisle Conservative MP