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UKAEA welcomes Government announcement on Culham campus

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy's decision to fund plans to upgrade the Culham site.

Culham Science Centre

Aerial view of the Culham site

On Wednesday, the Government confirmed its backing for a project to develop new fusion facilities, infrastructure and apprenticeships at UKAEA’s Culham site.

It was included in a series of measures announced by Business & Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom to support UK researchers and businesses.

Professor Ian Chapman, CEO of UKEA, commented: “We are delighted with recent Government investments in UKAEA and fusion research, notably in designing the UK’s own fusion powerplant – STEP – and a major upgrade to the Culham campus.”

Published 10 October 2019