Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 31 July 2018
From Umweltinstitut Munchen e.V.

Representation

Hereby I to submit the registration of Umweltinstitut München e.V. (Munich Environmental Institute) as an interested party. As a preliminary remark, we consider the current procedure of transboundary environmental impact assessment violates the binding rules of the Aahus and Espoo conventions. The registration procedure in particular has been stated to be in non-compliance in the negotiations following the case ACCC/C/2013/92 Germany.
Further, for a proper transboundary consultation it is obligatory (and extremely helpful) to receive documents in German language.
Despite these formal deficits, we comment on the project under consideration.
The Umweltinstitut München e.V. (Munich Environmental Institute) is rejecting the plans to construct the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Angelsey North Wales, because realising the project would pose a serious threat to the British and the German public. A potential nuclear accident can’t be excluded, and the released radioactive material would not stop at national borders. Further, the planned capacity of up to 3100 megawatts will not even be needed in the future energy mix. A transition to renewable energy, combined with energy efficiency measures is far more effective, as the National Infrastructure Committee has confirmed in July 2018. Recent developments at Hinkley Point C and Wylfa Newydd prove that Nuclear power is not sustainable without substantial public subsidy.
Lastly there is no secure method of disposing nuclear waste, particularly since the Swedish concept shows severe deficits of quickly eroding containers. It is thus in public interest to prevent piling up even more nuclear waste.
These arguments speak for cancelling the plans for building a new nuclear power plant in Wylfa, and invest into renewables instead.
Further arguments may be added in the full document for the environmental impact assessment, as well as in potential hearings.