Sellafield to star on BBC One this weekend

The Sellafield site will play a leading role in a Countryfile report about the past, present, and future of the UK’s nuclear industry.

Presenter Tom Heap and a film crew visited the Sellafield site, in West Cumbria last week to record footage and interviews.

The programme will document Sellafield’s history as the birthplace of the UK nuclear industry and its continued contribution to the UK energy sector via spent fuel and waste management services.

Phil Hallington, Sellafield Ltd head of policy, was interviewed for the show. Filming locations included the Fuel Handling Plant and the Windscale Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor waste store.

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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