Fukushima company could run Anglesey nuclear plant
30 October 2012
Japanese company Hitachi today confirmed purchase of the Anglesey nuclear project. Friends of the Earth Cymru have raised serious concerns about a new nuclear power station on Anglesey and Hitachi's nuclear competence.
Gareth Clubb, Director of Friends of the Earth Cymru, said:
"We could see a company of questionable competence building a power station we don't need. Hitachi - the company that brought you Fukushima - are hoping to build a nuclear power plant on Anglesey using a design that hasn't even been approved for use in the UK.
"This is turning back the clock for Wales. Nuclear power is an expensive technology from the past that generates highly toxic nuclear waste that will be sitting around in Anglesey for the next 150 years.
"The only viable future is one that's powered by renewables. Investment in the nuclear red herring diverts scarce resources from the renewable revolution that is already providing thousands of jobs right across Wales."