Up to 600 jobs could be created if the UK government locates a small nuclear reactor at a decommissioned Gwynedd power station, it has been claimed. Snowdonia Enterprise Zone chairman John Idris Jones is to address a government-sponsored conference on Monday as the Trawsfynydd site could be considered. The small reactors, used on nuclear submarines, are cheaper and generate as much power as the old reactors. Opponents claim the “experimental” technology is still untested. They also insist sites such as Trawsfynydd are only proposed due to their remote location and small population. “I would hope that Trawsfynydd will be one of the main sites for this type of reactor,” Mr Jones told the Newyddion 9 programme. “We have all the necessary resources, the lake for cooling water, we have connections to the national grid and we have an educated local workforce.
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