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 ›
Cumbria County Council has agreed to support the project, as long as the company behind the plans invests in local infrastructure.Read the full story ›
Civil Nuclear police based at Sellafield are launching a new initiative to reassure the local community over any safety concerns or threats to the site.
'Project Servator' will see specially trained officers patrol the site and the surrounding area.
They will work with locals to report suspicious activity in order to deter and help detect crime.
The former nuclear site, near Annan, had been shortlisted as a possible location to store radioactive waste from nuclear submarines.Read the full story ›