Copeland MP Trudy Harrison to is to chair a panel discussion at a major conference on the commercialisation of small nuclear technology. Mrs Harrison has been invited to oversee a debate including MPs and Peers at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Commercialisation of the Small Nuclear 2 conference, which takes in London on December 2. The MP is a supporter of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), which are set to be the focus of the conference. Both her and Copeland Borough Council have both vowed to up the ante on lobbying the Government to push for SMRs to be developed in Copeland. And Mrs Harrison believes the Sellafield, Moorside and Fellside sites are “common sense locations” for the development of the reactors, which are smaller than their large-scale equivalents, can be constructed off site before installation and are cheaper to manufacture.
North west Evening Mail 29th Oct 2019 read more »