Final public consultation over nuclear power station

An artist's impression of the proposed development. Credit: NuGen

The final public consultation event on plans for a controversial new nuclear power station in west Cumbria is being held today.

NuGen, the UK nuclear new-build developer, announced last year that it had officially signed a contract with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the Moorside site next to Sellafield.

The signing followed completion of studies at Moorside that deemed the site suitable for the construction of three reactors.

Cumbria County Council has since agreed to support the development of the Moorside nuclear power station, as long as the company behind the plans invests in infrastructure and local communities.

The final public event of stage two of NuGen's consultation takes place in Whitehaven today, from 11am to 7:30pm.