Lancashire’s nuclear fuel manufacturing plant is to become a technology hub for the nuclear industry in a move which may help safeguard almost 1,000 jobs. The Springfields site at Salwick has been manufacturing nuclear fuel for more than 75 years, and currently provides the fuel for more than 30 per cent of the UK’s low carbon electricity. It is run by the Westinghouse Electric Company, which unveiled the plan to create the Clean Energy Technology Park saying it could help the country with its commitments under the Paris Agreement to cutting greenhouse gases, by replacing fossil fuel power with nuclear in the future. It said the Clean Energy Technology Park “will be a “vibrant innovation campus open to technology developers, supply chain and academia to co-locate and collaborate to develop and demonstrate advanced nuclear technologies”.
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