Today marks 60 years since the opening of the world's first commercial nuclear power station at Calder Hall in west Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Today marks 60 years since the opening of the world's first commercial nuclear power station at Calder Hall in west Cumbria.
The Queen carried out the ceremony on October the 17th 1956. The plant produced electricity for the national grid for almost 50 years.
"I think Calder Hall marked the start of the civil nuclear industry and it paved the way for 47 years of successful generation, with no significant events here at Calder and the birth of the civil nuclear industry across the UK."
The start of construction on a £15million nuclear college is being made on land near Workington today.
The National College for Nuclear will be built on the site of the Lakes College at Lillyhall.
The facility is part of a national programme to provide skilled workers in strategic industries and will train students in specific areas of nuclear operations.
The energy secretary, Greg Clark, is in Carlisle today to attend a conference which aims to promote the nuclear industry in Cumbria.
Delegates will be asked to look at how local businesses can be included in any future developments.
The government has been urged to respond to allegations made by BBC Panorama that there are 'serious safety failings' at SellafieldRead the full story ›
Baroness Neville-Rolfe spent two days in Cumbria, learning how the county is developing into the UK’s Centre of Nuclear Excellence.Read the full story ›
Energy Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe has praised Sellafield's 'world-class workforce' on her first visit to the nuclear power station.Read the full story ›
It's being described as a massive step towards cleaning up one of the most dangerous buildings at Sellafield.
The second of six giant doors arrived at the nuclear site this morning.
Once installed the doors will allow scientists to access waste which dates back to the 1940s - when the site's purpose was to make material for nuclear weapons:
This is a very big milestone in what we do. Just getting to this point, seeing us physically putting up the equipment to retrieve this waste because this is one of the highest priorities here at Sellafield. It's a critical mission not just for Sellafield, for Cumbria but for the whole nation in order to get this waste into safe stores.
It is the final chance for people to have their say in Stage Two of the public consultation into a new nuclear power station in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
The final public consultation event on plans for a controversial new nuclear power station in west Cumbria is being held today.Read the full story ›