The European Commission issued a “positive” opinion on a British nuclear power plant project to be built by Hitachi’s Horizon, saying it would not have health or environmental impacts on other member states. Horizon said the positive opinion was a “crucial enabler” for British environmental permits that it was seeking before it could begin the Wylfa Newydd project in Wales, intended to join a new fleet of nuclear power plants in Britain.
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The planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on Anglesey has been granted environmental approval by the European Commission. Developer Horizon has been given a “positive” opinion by the commission. The ruling means it was considered that it would not have health or environmental impacts on other member states. Horizon will now need approval from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and ultimately the UK Government. The commission assessed that the application fully complied with European safety standards covering routine operations, decommissioning and spent fuel storage as well as the possibility of accidental release. Horizon CEO Duncan Hawthorne said that the approval under Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty added to the “significant momentum” behind the project.
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