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Committee hear about impact of suspension of Wylfa Newydd for North Wales

07 March 2019

The Welsh Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into the suspension of the nuclear plans at Wylfa Newydd with a session hearing from key stakeholders.

Background

In January 2019, Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd, owned by Japanese company Hitachi, announced that it would be suspending its plans to build two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors close to the site of the old Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey.

The Welsh Affairs Committee has been inquiring into the implications of the Wylfa Newydd suspension for the local economy and for the Welsh energy market. In this session the Committee will take evidence from stakeholders, including local councillors and officials, union representatives and energy experts.

Purpose of the session

The Committee will ask the panel to reflect on how the Wylfa Newydd suspension has affected the local economy, whether there is any scope for the works to recommence, and whether there are any knock-on effects for other nuclear energy projects in North Wales.

The Committee has also taken evidence on the Wylfa Newydd situation from Horizon’s Director of Nuclear Operations, UK Government Ministers and Welsh Government Ministers.

Witnesses

Tuesday 12 March 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

From 11.30am

  • Dr John Idris Jones, Chartered Physicist and Independent Consultant
  • Nick Kardahji, Research Officer, Prospect
  • Cllr Llinos Medi, Leader, Isle of Anglesey County Council – representing the North Wales Economic Ambition Board
  • Dylan Williams, Head of Regulation and Economic Development, Isle of Anglesey County Council

Further information

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