Cumbria County Council says if the Moorside project goes ahead, the government and NuGen will need to invest in local infrastructure.Read the full story ›
Protestors from Radiation Free Lakeland have demonstrated outside an open day at Direct Rail Services in Carlisle.
DRS, who are celebrating their 20th birthday, open their doors to the public so they can have a look at their locomotives.
Anti nuclear campaigners want to stop radioactive waste material coming in the county by rail.
We want to stop the continued transportation of radioactive wastes to Sellafield.
The uranium fuel for the three diabolic reactors planned in Cumbria (Moorside) would also be transported via train.
Should anything ever happen to one of these flasks, then we would all be exposed to a mixture of highly dangerous and long lasting radioactive particles."
Nu-Gen signs contract with Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to base new plant at Moorside near Sellafield.Read the full story ›
A report on how to deal with some of the 100 tonnes of plutonium stored at Sellafield is due by the end of the year.
The minister for Energy and Climate Change, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, told the House of Lords there would be a mass of plutonium at Sellafield for many decades ahead.
We are expecting, at the year end, to have the options put in front of us by the nuclear decommissioning authority, and then move to a decision.
But he will be aware that, even when a decision's made, there will be a mass of plutonium at Sellafield for many decades ahead.'
The Environment Agency is asking residents for their views on the proposed expansion of a nuclear waste repository in West Cumbria:
The Environment Agency is the environmental regulator of the nuclear industry in England and is independent of government and industry.
LLW Repository Ltd wants to dispose of more radioactive waste at its site and has applied to us for an environmental permit. We will only issue a permit once we're satisfied that further disposals at the site are safe for people and the environment, both now and in the future.
We've assessed LLW Repository Ltd's environmental safety case and consider it demonstrates that future waste disposal is safe within the limits we have set.
Before we make a final decision, we want to consider the views of local people and other organisations.
We are hosting a drop-in event at Drigg and Carleton village hall on Thursday 18 June, from 11am to 7:30pm, where people can learn more about the issue and our proposed decision."
If you are interested in learning more from the Environment Agency, or submitting a comment about the plans, you can do so here.
Residents and community groups are being asked for their views on a proposal to store more nuclear waste in a repository at Drigg in West Cumbria.
As part of an 8-week consultation, the Environment Agency has organised a drop-in session today in Drigg.
Anti nuclear campaigners have spent the day protesting against plans for a new power station in West Cumbria. The proposals by NuGen went on display this morning. Over the next ten weeks, members of the public will have the chance to have their say. Kate Walby reports.
Anti nuclear campaigners are to hold a protest this lunchtime on the opening day of 10 weeks of consultation over plans for a new power station in Cumbria.
Members of Radiation Free Lakeland (RFL) will gather outside Whitehaven Civic Hall where the plans for the project at Moorside near Sellafield, are on display.
NuGen, the company behind the scheme, says it's very keen to hear the public's views and is encouraging people to have their say.
This weekend a consultation into the building of a £10 billion nuclear power plant in West Cumbria gets underway.
It could bring 21,000 jobs to the region, but anti-nuclear campaigners are protesting against the plans.
Watch Samantha Parker's full report:
NuGen are entering into a ten-week consultation with people in West Cumbria, about the prospect of building Europe's largest new nuclear plant in the region.
Samantha Parker asked Sandy Rupprecht, the company's CEO, whether voices from the community will have any real impact on the decision: