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'We don't want nuclear waste arriving at Sellafield'

Anti-nuclear campaigners have been holding a demonstration at Carlisle railway station to highlight what they say are the dangers of atomic energy.

'Radiation Free Lakeland' group is protesting against the transportation and use of nuclear material in the North West. Nobody from the industry wanted to comment. The protestors claim there are risks to the environment and public health.

Full report: National Grid proposals

It'll supply energy to millions of homes, create thousands of local jobs, and could change the West Cumbrian landscape forever, but time is running out if you want a say on how the proposed Moorside nuclear plant should be linked to the electricity network.

The new site, near Sellafield, would have three modern reactors. To get the electricity they generate into the national grid would take overhead power lines, offshore cabling, or a combination of both. The public has a little over two weeks to put their views forward.

Our correspondent Hannah McNulty has this report.

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All opinions to be considered for National Grid proposal

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There's two weeks left on a consultation about how how to get electricity from planned new nuclear power station at Moorside, near Sellafield.

The public can have their say on how it would be connected to the rest of the country. Options include building power lines and tunnels for cables or an offshore route.

The charity Friends of the Lake District is opposing new pylons being built and backing the offshore option and National Grid say they'll listen to all opinions.

Two weeks left for public to have their say on National Grid proposals

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There's two weeks left of a consultation about how to connect a proposed nuclear power station in west Cumbria into the grid.

National Grid are asking for opinions about different options for Moorside near Sellafield in west Cumbria. The site would generate electricity for six million homes.

A 12 week public consultation runs until 28th November. National Grid will then review and consider which option is being taken forward to the next stage of consultation.

"There are a number of options that we can use to make that connection, we absolutely have made no decisions and it's really important people tell us what they think so we can make the right decision to take the project to the next stage."

– Neil Lyons, the senior Project Manager

Double success for Sellafield sisters

The Kelly sisters are celebrating their successes in the nuclear industry. Credit: Sellafield Ltd

A Sellafield technician is celebrating winning 'best technician' just days after her sister won an 'Apprentice of the Year' award.

Lynsay, 22 from Whitehaven, was nominated by her employers for the Jack Edwards Prize for demonstrating outstanding performance for her role as a control systems engineer. The prize is awarded to the best technician in the nuclear industry and is in its tenth year.

It comes after her sister, 23-year-old Stephanie Kelly who is a trainee at Sellafield Ltd, won 'Apprentice of the Year' at this year's Golden Apple Awards.

Their achievements are a source of pride for father Alan Kelly, who also works at the Sellafield site:

“Both myself and my wife began our careers as apprentices at Sellafield in the early eighties, so when our daughters were offered advanced apprenticeships with Sellafield Ltd we were delighted and have encouraged them throughout their training.

We are very proud of their achievements in such early stages of their career, they have both committed themselves to do the best they can in their job and also work hard at their assignments and exams. We couldn’t ask for more than this as parents."

– Alan Kelly, father
Stephanie (left) and Lynsay are active ambassadors for women in engineering Credit: Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield apprentice wins award

A Sellafield trainee has won the Jack Edwards Award for best technician, days after her sister, Stephanie Kelly, was crowned Apprentice of the Year.

Lynsay Kelly had been nominated by her colleagues for outstanding performance as a control systems engineer at the nuclear site.

Sellafield's 2014 apprentices Credit: Sellafield


£8 million office block opens for Sellafield workers

A major milestone for both Whitehaven and Sellafield was reached today with the opening of an eighteen million pound office block in the town.

Albion Square will eventually have 1,000 Sellafield workers moving in, freeing up space at Sellafield for decommissioning.

A warning that flashing images feature in Lori Carnochan's report.

Sellafield development to house 1,000 employees

The Albion Square development Credit: ITV News Border

The new Albion Square development, which will house 1,000 Sellafield employees, opens in Whitehaven today.

It's hoped the £18 million project, comprising two four-storey buildings which take up one hundred thousand square feet, will bring more money into the town's economy.

Investigation launched after man dies at Sellafield

An investigation has been launched after the sudden death of a man at Sellafield.

It is unclear exactly how the man died, but police have said that they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

Cumbria Police were called to the nuclear plant just after 10am yesterday, Monday 18 August.

The man died while working in a non-radiological area of the site

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