King William IV Free House, Kirksanton
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Kirksanton is a village on the A5093 road, in Copeland Borough, in the county of Cumbria. Nearby settlements include the town of Millom and the villages of Silecroft and Whicham. The name Kirksanton is in reference to the Gaelic Irish saint Santán (sometimes "Sanctán").
In April 2009, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband included Kirksanton in a list of eleven potential new nuclear power plants. The site was ruled out by the new government's Energy Secretary Chris Huhne in October 2010 when the list of potential sites was reduced to eight – Braystones the only other potential new nuclear site at the time, was subsequently rejected also.
Kirksanton has a low population density and is surrounded by some of the finest fells in England.
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- Black, Richard (15 April 2009). "New nuclear site options unveiled". BBC News. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
- "Nuclear power: Eight sites identified for future plants". BBC News. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
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