MP Sue Hayman has said Cumbria can “lead the world” in a new nuclear technology. She has called on the Government to support the research and development of small modular reactors (SMRs). These are fission reactors which are smaller than conventional reactors, manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be fully constructed. They are seen as a way for the UK to provide low-cost, low-carbon, locally-produced and reliable energy, which would help meet future electricity demands without the need to rely on imports. It as been predicted that the SMR industry could create 40,000 skilled jobs and bring in billions of pounds in investment. Mrs Hayman, the member for Workington, was speaking in her role as co-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Nuclear Energy.
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