A danger zone around an Anglesey nuclear plant has been expanded. After more than 40 years the Magnox plant at Wylfa stopped producing electricity last December. The regulators, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), have now decided to increase the size of the zone under new guidelines. Such areas around nuclear plants are required by law to protect the public from emergencies including radiation leaks. Local councils are also required to draw up an emergency plan ready to activate if anything goes wrong. The ONR regularly assesses the robustness of these arrangements by holding emergency exercises. ONR chiefs have contacted Anglesey council and site owners Magnox over the new zone. The new ‘safety zone’ covers a 2.5km radius from the site, larger than the previous 1.6km which now also fully incorporates the nearby villages of Cemaes and Tregele.
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