When Britain built the world's first nuclear power station at Calder Hall
it was claimed the electricity generated would be too cheap to meter - how empty and ridiculous those words sound today.
1956: Calder Hall
in Cumbria, Britain's first large-scale atomic energy station, was opened by The Queen.
As Magnox power stations started to generate electricity for domestic use, it also received fuel cladding from the Calder Hall
and Chapelcross power stations.
The nuclear power industry in the UK has a long history which dates back to the beginning of commercial operation of the Calder Hall
Nuclear Power Station in 1956.
In 1956 United Kingdom built Calder Hall
nuclear power station.
Exactly 57 years ago the Queen opened Britain's first nuclear power station at Calder Hall
Steel from the town had helped build the first nuclear power station in Britain - and the world - at Calder Hall
in Cumbria and the Blackpool Tower.
1954: The world's first nuclear power station opened at Obninsk in Russia: the UK's Calder Hall
is generally regarded as the world's first industrial-scale power station, opening in 1956.
The company employs 550 on Teesside with a presence at Wilton and a headquarters at Middlehaven and is currently involved in decommissioning the world's first commercial nuclear reactor - Calder Hall
at Sellafield - which was built in 1956.
, the world's first civil nuclear power station, Dounray, the world's first fast breeder nuclear reactor.
The first nuclear plant to enter service in the EU was Calder Hall
, which came on line in northwest England in 1956.
in 1956 in Calder Hall
, UK, there are still no final repositories in the EU.