Lancashire’s nuclear fuel plant celebrates 75 years but has its eyes on the future of power. It was built 75 years ago on the site of a former wartime munitions factory and has seen generations of workers employed and communities such as at Clifton and Lea supported, but the Springfields nuclear fuels manufacturing plant at Salwick in the Fylde still has a vital role to play in the future of the UK’s future power needs. Once under the flag of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and later British Nuclear Fuels, it is now run by Springfields Fuels Limited, under the management of Westinghouse Electric UK. As the UKs first generation of nuclear power stations gradually come off line, questions still remain over the future of the industry and the relatively expensive cost of building new power stations, decisions that have been put on the back burner by successive governments concerned about the outlay and the disposing of nuclear waste material afterwards.
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