Environmentalists raise concerns about Wylfa development

Friends of the Earth Cymru have spoken out against the announcement that Japanese company, Hitachi, will be building a nuclear power plant on Anglesey.

The environmental charity has raised concerns about the competency of the company to build a power station after it was responsible for designing the plant involved in the Fukushima disaster.

This is turning back the clock for Wales. Nuclear power is an expensive technology from the past that generates highly toxic nuclear waste that will be sitting around in Anglesey for the next 150 years.

The only viable future is one that's powered by renewables. Investment in the nuclear red herring diverts scarce resources from the renewable revolution that is already providing tens of thousands of jobs right across Wales.

– Gareth Clubb, Director of Friends of the Earth Cymru

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New Wylfa plant?

Japanese electronics giant Hitachi completes its purchase of nuclear power project Horizon, which could lead to the construction of a new plant on Anglesey.