Toshiba’s failure shows private sector cannot deliver nuclear future for UK | Phillip Inman

As Cumbria reactor plan stalls, it is clear that huge resources are needed for such projects

If the government was keen to boost Britain’s nuclear industry, it was always clear that the private market would struggle to deliver.

The decision by Toshiba to close down its UK operations is a case in point. After the deal to build new reactors at Hinkley Point with the French firm EDF, Toshiba was favoured by ministers to design and construct a smaller power station on the Cumbrian coast.

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