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Nuclear company offers 20m boost

An additional £20m is to be pumped into the economy of West Cumbria over the next five years.

The funding comes from Nuclear Management Partners (NMP), which runs Sellafield on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

No details have been given as to where the money will be spent.

The consortium said it would be distributed in consultation with local stakeholders and co-ordinated with the area's Energy Coast Masterplan.

The money is in addition to NMP's £500,000 a year donation to the Cumbria Community Foundation and the consortium's £100,000 donation to the Whitehaven Festival.

Charlie Anderson, NMP general manager, said: "NMP aims to make a difference, both in terms of our management of Sellafield Sites, and in our partnership with the local community.

"This funding package is further proof of our intentions and there will be further announcements on how these funds will be managed and distributed."



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