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The Prime Minister has said the government is "committed" to ensuring the potential Moorside nuclear development in Cumbria goes ahead.
Theresa May was responding to an urgent question asked in Parliament by Cumbrian MP John Woodcock.
He asked her what she was doing to safeguard the deal, which has been thrown into question after the company behind the plans - Toshiba - announced it was reviewing its nuclear operations.
It is hoped the £10 billion development will bring 21,000 jobs to Cumbria.
Toshiba's review of its nuclear projects, including the proposed Moorside power plant in Cumbria, is a "huge development" according to a nuclear expert.
Paul Dorfman, Founder of the Nuclear Consulting Group, told ITV Border he thinks the company will definitely pull out of the £10 billion project, which it's hoped will bring 21,000 jobs to Cumbria.
The development of a new nuclear power plant in west Cumbria, which could bring 21,000 jobs to the region, has been thrown into doubt.
Toshiba has a 60 percent stake in NuGen, the company behind the planned Moorside development.
But last week, the Japanese company is reported to have said it's reviewing all nuclear power projects outside Japan, including Moorside.
Last month, the company said it might have to write off several billion dollars because of the purchase of CB&I Stone & Webster by Westinghouse, Toshiba's US subsidiary.
Cumbrian MP John Woodcock is to seek an urgent statement in Parliament on Wednesday following the news, which he's described as "alarming".
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The development of a £10 billion nuclear power plant in Cumbria has been thrown into doubt by the Japanese company.