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Five potential new bidders to build new nuclear station Wylfa

Plans for a new nuclear power plant on Anglesey were shelved in April Credit: ITV News Wales

Five companies are reported to be interested in building a new nuclear power station on Anglesey. Groups said to be interested include American firm Westinghouse, owned by Japan's Toshiba, a Chinese investor, U.S. power company Exelon and Middle Eastern investors.

In April the German companies behind the plans to build a new nucleur power station on Anglesey pulled out of the project. E.on said that following a strategic review it would not proceed with plans for the Horizon Nuclear Power project along with RWE npower.


Funding to help workers at nuclear plants

The nuclear reactor at the Wylfa plant will shut down in 2014 Credit: ITV News Wales

£4 million is being spent on helping nuclear energy workers in North West Wales back into work.

The funding aims to help 1,200 staff at the Wylfa and Trawsfynydd sites prepare for future careers.

Wylfa, on Anglesey, is due to stop generating electricity in 2014. Trawsfynydd has already closed, and is in the process of being decommissione d.

The funding comes from the European Social Fund, the Welsh Government, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and local councils. Workers will be given career advice, mentoring, training and job-search help.

Hopes for a new power station at 'Wylfa B' were set back last month when two leading power companies withdrew their plans for the site.

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