[T]he MP for Copeland has joined in discussions with leading industries at the NDA’s Annual Stakeholder Summit.
Held at Energus, Lillyhall, Trudy Harrison joined more than 200 leading Community, Industry, Regulators and Workforce representatives from across the NDA estate and subsidiary companies.
The two-day event offered the chance to hear from senior voices from NDA, industry, government and those involved in regenerating communities.
Topics of discussion included the major issues affecting the NDA and the nuclear decommissioning sector as well as the NDA’s socio-economic successes.
Mrs Harrison participated in the closing, ‘The importance of nuclear in our communities’ panel session during the second day of the event, offering her views on the opportunities for decommissioning in nuclear, oil and gas, both in the UK and globally.
She said: “It was great to be involved in this year’s NDA Stakeholder Summit and offer my views on the importance of nuclear in our communities. I am pleased that the Government will be updating on the Small Modular Reactor competition in the autumn, as this offers a wealth of manufacturing opportunities – Copeland, as the centre of nuclear excellence is well placed to lead the way.”
“I am proud that my constituency is home to many leading nuclear businesses including the NDA Sellafield, and LLWR, it is only right that Copeland is considered a world leading centre of nuclear excellence. With so many people from our area employed both directly and indirectly in the nuclear sector I cannot overstate how important this industry is to our communities and I will continue to do everything I can as an MP to support this sector’s growth and development.”
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP said: “I am delighted to be in Whitehaven today to see the projects which have benefited from the Government’s Coastal Communities funding including the Rosehill Theatre in which we have the pleasure of being this evening.
“The Northern Powerhouse is about driving economic growth and creating jobs across the North. I am looking forward to meeting companies that are investing in this area and helping to create a North that works for everyone.”