Major companies have been meeting with Copeland’s MP over plans to build new nuclear reactors in West Cumbria. Trudy Harrison, who is vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group for nuclear energy, has held virtual meetings with engineering giant Rolls-Royce and EDF Energy in recent weeks in a bid to progress their interest. A Rolls-Royce-led consortium plans to build small modular reactors across the UK by 2029, with Cumbria previously identified as a potential site, while EDF Energy is working on two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset and Mrs Harrison believes they have interest in building an EPR reactor in the area. Mrs Harrison, who vowed to fight for nuclear in her re-election campaign last year, said she also had the backing of Copeland Council as the area plots its recovery from the collapse of previous plans for a new nuclear plant on Moorside.
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