The world’s first full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel for the first time since the 1950s. Calder Hall, at what is now the Sellafield plant in west Cumbria, was opened by the Queen in 1956. Hailed as the dawn of the atomic age, it produced electricity for 47 years and stopped generating power in 2003. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said the news brought the multibillion-pound clean-up operation at Sellafield a major step closer. When the station was switched on, nearby Workington became the first town in the world to receive heat, light, and power from atomic energy.
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