Brown welcomes nuclear stations proposals

The Prime Minister welcomed proposals for a new nuclear power station at Sellafield during a trip to the site.

The visit comes after the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced its willingness to provide land for the building of two nuclear stations on land adjacent to Sellafield.

The NDA, which owns Sellafield and rural land around it, expects that any new nuclear power stations would be built by a commercial organisation.

During his trip to the site in Seascale, West Cumbria today, Gordon Brown met with local community leaders and pledged his support for the nuclear power industry.

"I think today's announcement is great news for Sellafield and good news for British nuclear industries," Brown said.

"We are building a new range of nuclear power stations. Sellafield has got a great history and at the same time it's also got a great future."

In addition to the land nominated in Sellafield, sites in Wylfa in Anglesey, Oldbury in Gloucestershire and Bradwell in Essex are also being put forward by the NDA for consideration under the government's Strategic Siting Assessment process, which will identify places suitable for nuclear new build.

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