Plans to proceed with the bidding process to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in West Cumbria have been enthusiastically endorsed. The reactor would use fusion to potentially create vast amounts of energy – the same process which occurs naturally in the Sun. Copeland Borough Council’s executive have unanimously agreed to endorse the proposals to enter the Moorside site, as well as “other suitable NDA-owned land around Sellafield”, into a bidding process to determine the location of a prototype nuclear fusion reactor.
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Chapelcross is set to bid to host the world’s first nuclear fusion power station. The Scottish Government confirmed that the former power plant near Annan has expressed an interest in the construction of a multi-billion-pound prototype reactor aimed at producing electricity from hydrogen. Chapelcross is facing competition from Dounreay in Scotland and three other sites in England.
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The prospects of Gloucestershire housing the world’s first prototype fusion power reactor could increase if a plan for site nominations wins backing. Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet will be asked to agree support for a partnership bid which could see the reactor built by 2040. Sites being considered as part of this bid are Berkeley and Oldbury-on-Severn backed by a range of partners including the Western Gateway, Nuclear South West, South Gloucestershire Council, Stroud District Council.
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The first project of the Chinese Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test Blanket System (HCCB TBS) for the Iter fusion reactor project was launched on 15 March at China National Nuclear Corporation’s (CNNC’s) Southwestern Institute of Physics in Chengdu, Sichuan province. It marks the start of China’s implementation phase of tritium breeding technology in Iter.
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