Business leaders are calling on the Government to secure the future of the nuclear industry and support tens of thousands of jobs. On the 65th anniversary of nuclear power first being generated in the UK, ministers were told the industry is now at a “pivotal point”. Calder Hall in Cumbria, the first nuclear power station in the world to produce electricity for domestic use, was designed to last 20 years but was operational for 47 before closing in 2003. Business leaders across the North West have called for legislation to take forward plans for a new Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk. Dawn James, vice-president of Jacobs, which has sites in Cumbria employing 700 people, said: “The UK’s nuclear industry currently finds itself at a pivotal point on its 65th birthday.
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