Mr Martin answered a Dail question by Green Party spokesman Dan Boyle, saying: "While the Calder Hall
reactors based on the Sellafield site were closed in March 2003, other operational reactors in the UK and elsewhere still pose a potential risk.
--The main nuclear operations on the Sellafield site are: storage and reprocessing of irradiated uranium metal fuel; storage and reprocessing of irradiated uranium oxide fuel; conditioning and storage of nuclear materials and radioactive waste; mixed oxide fuel fabrication; Calder Hall
nuclear power station (4 Magnox reactors) and decommissioning.--
British Nuclear Fuels Ltd also announced the closure of Cumbria's Calder Hall
nuclear power plant, citing the plummeting cost of electricity in the last two years.
Firstly, she describes Calder Hall
nuclear power plant in Cumbria as "engineering at its best." No mention of the disastrous fire which led to the name change to Sellafield.
When the UKAEA acquired Calder Hall
, it brought Hinton onboard as project manager and designer.
He said: "The UK built the world's first nuclear power plant at Calder Hall
in 1956, and somehow we lost that astonishing lead.
It contains the Thorp and Magnox reprocessing plants, the Sellafield MOX plant, Calder Hall
power station and waste management facilities.
William, educated at Richard Hind school in Stockton, had worked at Calder Hall
, Hinkley Point and Dungeness nuclear power stations before returning to his roots.
, Oldbury and Chapel Cross nuclear sites are amber, meaning the "site is potentially feasible but has some important barriers to new reactor development".
"While the Calder Hall
reactors based on the Sellafield site were closed in March 2003, other operational reactors in the UK and elsewhere still pose a potential risk," he told Green Party spokesman Dan Boyle in a written answer to a Dail question.
Re-fuelling at Chapelcross and its sister plant, Calder Hall
at Sellafield in Cumbria, was immediately suspended.
As for taking too long to build, Parr should know that when the decision was made in 1953 to build the world's very first civil nuclear reactor at Calder Hall
, just three years later the Queen was cutting the ribbon.