Sellafield will feature in one of the BBC’s flagship primetime shows this Sunday

Sellafield will feature in one of the BBC’s flagship primetime shows this Sunday

This Sunday, Sellafield will be featured on one of the BBC’s major primetime series.

A Countryfile report on the past, present, and future of the UK’s nuclear sector will focus heavily on the Sellafield plant.

Last week, a video team and presenter Tom Heap went to the Sellafield site in West Cumbria to capture images and conduct interviews.

The programme will explore Sellafield’s history as the country’s first nuclear power plant and the ongoing contributions it makes to the UK energy market through its services for managing spent fuel and waste.

For the programme, Phil Hallington, head of policy at Sellafield Ltd., was interviewed. The Windscale Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor waste repository and the Fuel Handling Plant were both used as filming locations.

Matt Legg, Sellafield Ltd external communications manager, said:

“We’re always on the look-out for high quality opportunities to tell the Sellafield story to a national audience.

“BBC Countryfile is a show we’ve been keen to feature on for a long time because of its focus on rural communities.

“The crew were all impressed with the size and scale of our operation and the dedication and professionalism of the people they met on site.

“It’s a news report so it will be an honest portrayal of our past, present, and future operations, including references to incidents of the past.

“But we’re confident the programme will present our site in a positive light and emphasise the incredible contribution we make to the UK every day.”

BBC Countryfile is on BBC One at 7pm on Sunday, 3 July.

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