17 January 2019
Wales Green Party welcomes the news that Hitachi have announced the suspension of work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear facility on Anglesey and believe that this should signal the end of this disastrous and dangerous project that has no place in the 21st Century.
Anthony Slaughter, Leader of Wales Green Party said
‘Given the scale and urgency of the Climate Crisis facing us, as made very clear by last years IPCC report, Wales needs to be investing in clean, green renewable energy generation from solar, wind and tidal. Instead years and billions of pounds have been wasted on this obsolete and unaffordable technology. Politicians calling for work on Wylfa to continue are also ignoring the toxic and highly dangerous waste problem that we would be leaving for future generations should the station ever be completed.
Wales is rich in natural resources, Anglesey has some of Britain’s best tidal flow potential, and should be leading the way in creating sustainable jobs in the renewable energy sector creating a greener, safer future for all.’