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Firms halt nuclear plant plans

RWE npower and E.ON have announced they will not proceed with their "Horizon" project, which looked to develop new nuclear plants at Wylfa in North Wales and Oldbury-on-Severn in Gloucestershire.

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Union: 'crucial nuclear project' cannot fail

The union Unite is urging the Government to get Project Horizon back on track to help secure thousands of skilled jobs. It had the potential to bring £3 billion into the UK supply chain:

The UK Government must not allow this crucial UK project to fail because of decisions being made in Germany. Britain needs Project Horizon to succeed for the sake of our future energy needs and thousands of skilled jobs which would be created as a result. The Government must urgently do everything possible to get Project Horizon back on track by finding buyers to take over the project.

– Kevin Coyne, Unite national officer

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