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Chinese nuclear power company explore bid for Moorside

Critics say UK government support is essential Credit: ITV Border

A Chinese nuclear power company is exploring a bid for the Moorside development in west Cumbria.

China General Nuclear Power Corporation is reportedly keen on taking control of NuGen which is planning the 15 billion pound project.

The current owners of NuGen Toshiba are looking to sell their 100% stake after encountering major financial difficulties. Critics say UK government support is essential.