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Chapelcross nuclear site ‘nothing like The Simpsons’ via BBC News

A virtual reality tour is being offered behind the scenes at Scotland’s first nuclear power station.

Visitors to the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Eastriggs can don a headset to look around the old Chapelcross site.

It will allow them to see into high-security areas including the reactor control room and tritium plant.

Museum chairman Richard Brodie said that although there was a village called Springfield nearby it was hopefully “nothing like” the Simpsons.

The Chapelcross site, near Annan, is currently being decommissioned after its landmark cooling towers were demolished more than 10 years ago.


Museum collection manager Sarah Harper said the experience had been possible thanks to funding from the Magnox Socio-Economic Fund.

“The virtual reality tour is just one aspect of telling the story of Chapelcross,” she said.

“Oral testimonies of real life experiences of Chapelcross employees describing their working lives and the huge impact Chapelcross has had on the local community have been recorded for future generations.

“Visitors will be able to listen to the many interviews we have conducted with past and present employees and enjoy photographs and films of the construction of Chapelcross, as well as the demolition of the four iconic cooling towers in 2007.

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