NuGen boss admits Moorside project will be delayed

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The company in charge of developing a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria has admitted for the first time that the project will be delayed.

NuGen chief executive Tom Samson said the consortium had hoped to have Moorside power station up and running next to the Sellafield nuclear site by 2025 but that this now wouldn't happen.

He said that he expects to have secured a new investor by early 2018 and the start date to be the late 2020s.