A new group's been set up to promote the Moorside Nuclear power plant in West Cumbria.
Made up of four local MPs, local councils and members of the nuclear industry, it plans to lobby the Government for the multi-million pound development near Sellafield.
The project was put in doubt when its original backers,Toshiba, pulled out last year.
"We have had those reassurances today from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) that they still do see Moorside as viable and as part of the future for new builds. As I've stated on many occasions it's the perfect site for large scale nuclear reactors and we believe that there is still interest from developers from around the world in developing this project."
"The meeting with the four MPs from carlisle, from Workington and myself and John Woodcock, although he couldn't be present he is part of the partnership, and the mayor and others but collectively, we will work collaboratively to ensure that Moorside gets over the line because it's common sense."
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Sellafield nuclear site has been charged over an incident where a worker was contaminated while handling nuclear materials.
The incident at the west Cumbrian plant was investigated on 5 February 2017 by the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
The prosecution is being brought by the ONR, and it is the first prosecution taken by the organisation since it was established in 2014.
The case will go before magistrates in Workington.
Sellafield Ltd have released this statement.
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified Sellafield Ltd of its intention to prosecute the company under Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
This relates to an incident on 5th February 2017 in a facility for special nuclear materials on the Sellafield site, which resulted in personal contamination to one of our employees.
For legal reasons we are unable to comment further on details of the case as it is now the subject of active court proceedings"
Firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site will go on strike on Monday, as part of a long running dispute over pay.Read the full story ›
Sellafield will conduct an emergency exercise this evening after 7.30pm.
Residents in west Cumbria are being warned that the site's siren could be activated and the sound of blank firearms might be heard.
The exercise is designed to test Sellafield’s efficiency in the event of an emergency.
Sellafield is being hit by another wave of industrial action today, with 3,000 GMB union members there on strike - for the third time.Read the full story ›
Firefighters at Sellafield say they will stage a third 12 hour strike later this week.
They've rejected a pay offer which they say would have amounted to an increase of £4.30 a week.
Sellafield has previously said it was a "reasonable offer" and was "disappointed" it was rejected.
The strike, by members of the GMB union, is de to take place on Thursday from 6am to 6pm.
The Unite union, which represents more than 1,000 staff, has called the action, with a further strike planned by the GMB next week.Read the full story ›