Greenpeace has challenged the case for a new nuclear power station in Wales and cast doubt on whether the plans for Wylfa Newydd will ever become reality. The campaigning charity has submitted evidence to Westminster’s Welsh Affairs committee in which it warns that the project is based on an “outdated” concept. Greenpeace is opposed to new nuclear power because of concerns including what to do with the waste, the danger of accidents and the risk of terrorist attack. It insists it is also “questionable, at the very least” that nuclear is the most effective way to deliver low carbon power. It also questions whether the necessary investment will be secured to build the planned UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) at the Anglesey site and challenges the argument that the UK needs a new era of nuclear generation.
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