Final meeting with NuGEN.
Council has had a final meeting with NuGEN, who hope to finish restoration of
the Moorside site by the end of January. The water treatment building is
to be demolished, the remainder of the 161 boreholes capped, and the area
around the picnic table made good. A section of the plastic drainage pipe
will remain. NuGEN should have no employees by the end of February.
Council was one of 3 that met NuGEN recently to receive updated information.
It appears that
as a result of major difficulties in the Company, Toshiba had to take
substantial action at its Board Meeting of November 8. This would result
in 7000 redundancies worldwide. The Moorside decision was just a part of
The Moorside land
and tenancies have now been returned to the NDA. The site will be
finished by capping the 160 boreholes between Nov 21 and Christmas; by
demolition of the water treatment plant; and by removal of drainage pipework
from November 26.
will have no further business at the site or regarding its future.
Toshiba to take steps to wind up NuGen
Today, Toshiba reported to the Tokyo stock exchange that it was winding up NuGEN, and thus ending the Moorside project.
It would seem that they are writing off the costs that they have incurred.
They had indicated to us that this would happen, if there was no reasonable chance of selling up by the end of this year.
It will just be necessary to tidy up the site over a 3 month period.
At the outset, 10 years ago, the Parish Council supported the project, judging that the majority of villagers felt that way; many had contacts with the nuclear industry.
However, there had been a steady trickle of people saying that they no longer supported the company, particularly as it had not made anything available to deal with 4 major concerns expressed locally.
Toshiba Press Release
NuGen sponsored road repairs in Beckermet now rescheduled to start 13th November.
Repairs to Old Church Road
NuGEN have decided not to complete their Consultation Report at this stage, but have posted an
interim response with some
They are confident of restarting their work in the New Year, as they expect to announce a buyer.
Parish Council News Update
The Parish Council has published the following information regarding NuGen/Moorside and Beckermet roads.