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West Cumbria to become £2bn 'energy coast'

Barrow and Furness MP John Hutton has revealed plans to invest £2 billion in West Cumbria to turn the area into an ‘energy coast’.

Included in the proposals are a new reactor at Sellafield as well as a nuclear training centre.

Money will also be put aside for schools, academies, hospital and transport links in the region.

Mr Hutton said: “The UK, like other countries around the world, is getting into a nuclear renaissance and given that West Cumbria is the home of the UK nuclear industry, we've got a tremendously exciting future ahead of us.”