Plans are in the works that could put Copeland “at the top of the tree” in nuclear innovation. Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has completed its deliberations on which of the counties locations could house a UK-first nuclear fusion reactor prototype. The Moorside Clean Energy Hub came out on top in the mini competition. Cumbria LEP will now work with Copeland Borough Council in a bid to bring the cutting edge technology to Copeland. If successful, a prototype of the fusion reactor, which Professor Stephen Hawking has called “the key to the future” could be housed at Moorside; along with the Small Modular Reactors that are already in the works.
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