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Power station 'infringement'

The European Commission says 'substantial impacts' of the Pembroke power station scheme were 'disregarded' by the UK government. The new £1bn gas-fired plant officially opened in September.

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'Substantial impacts' of power station 'disregarded'

The European Commission's letter, seen by ITV Wales, criticises the UK government for failing to examine the environmental impacts of Pembroke power station. It says Milford Haven waterway has already 'suffered deterioration and significant disturbance.'

  • 'Substantial impacts [of the scheme] were disregarded' by the UK government
  • There has been a 'history of failures' to correctly apply European environmental rules
  • Milford Haven waterway has 'suffered deterioration and significant disturbance from past activities'
  • There has been a 'failure by your [UK] government to halt damaging trends'

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