Power-line plans halted for Moorside nuclear station

Credit: NuGen

Plans to build a 102-mile power line connecting the future Moorside nuclear power station in west Cumbria to the transmission network, have been put on hold.

National Grid said it wanted time to consider a strategic review into the project, which was announced by NuGen.

The GMB union said the news was the latest in a string of setbacks for themultibillion pound power station, after French firm Engie, which was backing the project, pulled out last month.

Toshiba had already announced it was reviewing it's overseas nuclear operations after a multibillion write-down on the value of its US nuclear armWestinghouse.