The UK’s Horizon Nuclear Power has completed the public consultation process for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project. Hundreds of people from across Anglesey and North Wales took part, offering views and opinions which Horizon said will help finalise its new nuclear plans. The feedback gathered from individuals and organisations during the consultation will now be analysed in detail by the Horizon team as it prepares to submit its planning application – the Development Consent Order – next year. Consultation will continue on specific aspects of the project throughout the rest of this year and into 2017 as company finalises proposals for specific ‘associated developments’ which require local authority planning permission.
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Nuclear is an “old fashioned, dangerous and dirty technology” according to a group opposed to a new plant being built on Anglesey. Pawb (People Against Wylfa B) have responded to Horizon Nuclear Power’s latest consultation by questioning the Japanese firm’s commitment to construct the £12bn power station in view of no new nuclear plants being planned in Japan. No nuclear plants have been built in Japan since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Only one nuclear reactor is currently operational there, although there was once more than 50, with no prospect of more being built in the foreseeable future. Public sentiment in the country shifted markedly with wide protests calling for nuclear to be abandoned. As a result, it’s being replaced with wind or solar power. Last year, the Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the disaster, Naoto Kan, visited Anglesey and urged residents to oppose the Wylfa plant. Dylan Morgan, a founding member of Pawb, said Hitachi, who own Horizon, are being “totally irresponsible” in persisting with its nuclear “obsession”. He added: “The technology is old fashioned, dirty, dangerous and very expensive. “It’s ironic that a Japanese company are so adamant that a reactor is built here in Wales, when they can’t do so in their own country. “Due to the high levels of heat and radioactivity, the waste will have to be stored on site for decades.”
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