The financial agonies of new nuclear UK continue at Moorside, Sellafield, where it now seems that KEPCO, the Korean nuclear operator is interested in going further than just to finance Nugen, which is 60% Toshiba (Japan) owned and 40% Engie (French energy and gas giant) owned.
Engie has profit and tax problems at home. Toshiba is reputed to be getting out of nuclear completely after a financial disaster building reactors in the USA.
So, the outcome? Well, Korea may wish to build with its own reactors, and not use the Westinghouse US design bought by Japan's Toshiba some years back.
Kepco is building four of them for the United Arab Emirates. Wylfa, on Anglesey, is led by Hitachi, and also short of money.
Meanwhie EDF's problems look so acute that no-one would be surprised to find their China "partners" calling it a day on the French EPR design, something they have already done with the EDF-owned Bradwell, Essex site getting the Chinese reactor design.
A big factor driving the desperate search for foreign money and whatever reactors anyone can find is the problem created by the subsidy agreed by the Government for the EDF EPR reactor at Hinkley C.
Last month the Government indicated that no other operators or sites would get the hefty £92.50 per megawatt-hour guarantee price, with its inflation-proofing for 35 years.
That's almost twice the average current wholesale electricity price, and forecasts now indicate that this wholesale price won't go up much since overall energy supplies globally are unlikely to shift dramatically upwards, a trend reinforced with vast new shale gas reserves opening up in the USA. So cheaper, easier to build reactors look like the name of the game.
The logic of the overall energy market situation is that fierce competitive pressures - or taxpayer subsidies, and maybe both - will characterise nuclear new build.
That's a recipe for industrial troubles, managements under budget pressures, ownership roundabouts - that is, normal market turmoils.
Not exactly a happy and stable picture for such a dangerous technology controlled by national owners from countries with very different notions - if any - of corporate accountability and respect for community interests and high regulatory standards.