The £16m cost of Sellafield visitor centre – and today it stands idle
Last updated at 11:40, Thursday, 17 May 2012
OVER the years some £16 million of taxpayers’ money has been lavished on a Sellafield centre built to woo people to the nuclear site – and now it stands empty.
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Common sense says there should be a visitor centre for Sellafield. Common sense should also be saying that it should be as close to Sellafield as visitors are allowed to get, which isn't in Whitehaven. Why don't people have any common sense these days???
I know 18 million seems a lot however consider when it was open during summer the visitors centre was getting over 1000 visitors a day !! Hundreds of thousands of people will have passed through the doors of the visitors centre improving there understanding of the nuclear industry and educating those uneducated anti-nuclear groups.The value of the visitors centre over the generations to the community has been massive and admittedly it is a shame it is now closed however the value to the community has been been worth much more than 18 million. I think the way that the editors at the Whitehaven News spin articles so that they are negative. Over recent weeks it has become apparent that following the MRWS decision there has been a negative article in the paper each week. Similarly the editors do the same with Copeland BC and Cumbria CC. The local new should be an unbiased media not designed to encourage anti nuclear groups but to inform and provide members of the public with the information to make there own informed decision. Disappointing
I thought we all knew Summergrove was a massive white elephant? Outdated and not really fit for purpose, tried to diversify into weddings which also didn't bring in enough cash to support the staff and rates therefore CLOSED!