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The scientist, Professor Brian Cox, has told guests at the opening of a new exhibition in Whitehaven that nuclear power should be an important source of energy in the UK.
The physicist - and broadcaster - said the Sellafield Story exhibition at the Beacon Museum was a 'wonderful' way of explaining science to ordinary people.
Matt Taylor reports:
The famous scientist Professor Brian Cox has told guests at the opening of a new exhibition in Whitehaven that nuclear power should be an important source of energy in the UK.
He argues that education is important for accepting nuclear energy:
Professor Brian Cox has told guests at the opening of the Beacon Museum that nuclear power would be an important source of energy in the UK.
The scientist, most famous for his TV series on science, said the exhibition at the Beacon museum was a 'wonderful' way of explaining the science and nuclear processes.
He also gave a lecture to over 100 schoolchildren and students of St Benedict's Whitehaven, Whitehaven Academy, Millom school and Lakes College.
The Sellafield Story exhibition and Beacon Museum have been officially opened by Professor Brian Cox in Whitehaven.
Sellafield Ltd have entered a partnership with the local council to fund the running of the Beacon museum for the next five years.
A small protest was held outside the opening of the Sellafield Story exhibition and the Beacon Museum today (30th May).
The group, Radiation Free Lakeland, want other forms of renewable energy to be promoted.
They have campaigned in the past against nuclear waste being processed and stored at the Sellafield site.
The Beacon Museum has officially been opened by Professor Brian Cox and Baroness Verma this morning (30th May).
Famous UK scientist, Brian Cox, will officially open the Sellafield Story Exhibition and the Beacon Museum at Whitehaven today (30th May).
The exhibition will allow visitors to learn about the history of the nuclear industry in West Cumbria. It will include archive material from Sellafield that hasn’t been seen before and presents various sides of the nuclear debate.