This is what the new nuclear power station at Moorside will look like. The artist’s impression has been produced by NuGen, the company behind the project, as it prepares to launch a second round of public consultations. The image shows the three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors, which will have a combined output of 3.6GW – enough to power 6m homes and supply 7.5 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs. NuGen is expected to give the final go ahead in 2018. Construction will start in 2020 and all three reactors should be on stream by 2026. Up to 6,000 people will be working on the site, immediately north and west of Sellafield, at any one time. NuGen has released the image as it announces details of 28 exhibition events across Cumbria as the second stage of a public consultation.
Carlisle News & Star 21st April 2016 read more »
Homes and businesses in Workington have been threatened with compulsory purchase by the bosses behind a new nuclear power station. Letters have been sent to properties on Hall Park View and Hall Brow and around the Ramsay Brow/Washington Street junction, warning owners their land may be needed for road improvements.
Carlisle News & Star 22nd April 2016 read more »
THE firm behind plans for a new nuclear power station, Moorside, on land next to Sellafield, has announced a series of public drop-in events.
Whitehaven News 21st April 2016 read more »