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February 18, 2017


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It would be silly to go ahead with site preparation as it it uncertain any new owner of NuGen (the Moorside company) would want to build the AP1000 design, as opposed to some other. Toshiba have said they want to sell their share of NuGen.

There have been press reports of discussions with South Korean KEPCO. Almost certainly they would want to build the Korean APR-1400 design.


In fact Moorside is a poor choice for a nuclear site. There is the enormous £2 billion cost of providing a high capacity link to the National Grid to fund. Also because of its northerly position, there is about a 5% increased electricity transmission loss compared to southerly sites like Sizewell and Hinkley, as the overall grid flow is to the south where the highest consumption is.

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