Letter David Lowry: The article by Westminster Energy Minister Claire Perry to mark Green GB week is hypocritical, especially as in the same week fracking was allowed to restart in Lancashire. She talks about windfarms and solar farms in Anglesey, but makes no mention of the massively expensive (£20 billion-plus) new nuclear plant on Ynys Mon at Wylfa Newydd, which the Westminster government’s new financing plans mean electricity bill-payers in Wales will have to subsidise in advance. Also, in south Wales, people living near the coastline from Newport to Swansea have had their health put in danger by the dumping of radioactively contaminated mud from just off the Hinkley Point nuclear plant in Somerset. The mud has been dredged to make channels for barges bringing equipment and building materials to build the new £25bn reactor at Hinkley C. I find it extraordinary that such a dangerous policy has been permitted by the Welsh Labour Government, to assist the economically illiterate nuclear policies of the Conservative Westminster government, whose policies are almost entirely economically hostile to Wales. As a Welsh person from Neath watching from afar, these absurd energy decisions are incomprehensible.
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