January 2008

According to the Times Online – Sellafield, home of the world’s first civil nuclear reactor, is being considered as the site for a new nuclear reactor by EDF, the French nuclear power giant.

Amec, the engineering group, is likely to work with EDF if Sellafield is chosen after a round of site investigations, which includes a government strategic site study.

Amec has been setting out the case for new nuclear reactors at Sellafield in Cumbria to a group of council, regional development and business interests to win round public opinion.

Nuclear has been part of the Cumbrian economy and landscape since 1947, when work began on the Windscale reactors. The industry was plunged into controversy in 1957 when fire closed the reactors. [more Times Online]