Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station

17.01.2019 - Wales - Pressenza London

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Hitachi abandons plans for Welsh nuclear power station
Artist's impression of Horizon’s new nuclear power station at Wyfla Newydd (Image by UK Department of Energy and Climate Change)

We publish here the press release from the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Hitachi has announced it will suspend work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station in Anglesey. Anti-nuclear campaigners have welcomed the announcement.

Sara Medi Jones, Acting General Secretary of CND, said:

“Today’s decision is good news because it opens the door to investment in the renewable technologies of the future, and to leave behind dirty and dangerous nuclear power.

“Hitachi’s decision proves once again that there isn’t an economic case for new nuclear – certainly not when renewables like offshore wind are cheaper sources of energy.

“There also isn’t an environmental case for nuclear. Governments avoid talking about nuclear waste because there is no solution to it, and the threat nuclear accidents pose to the environment and human health are as real as they were before the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

“Now that Wylfa Newydd has fallen by the wayside, we call on the government to make a plan for investment in renewables to create the jobs and the environment the people of Wales need.”

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