Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 31 July 2018
From Linda Rogers


1) The NPS 2011 does not necessarily mean that Wylfa should be the site for a new nuclear build: other sites identified have less impact on protected habitat, AONBs and SSSIs.

2) Site preparation should not be included in the DCO

3) The area cannot be returned to anything near its original state, with for example the demolition of ancient forest

4) The site, covering an area eleven times the original Wylfa site, will damage the historical, cultural and environmental integrity of the island.This includes detrimental impact on use of the Welsh language.

5) Other industries, such as tourism, will be damaged by the new build.

6) Massive building works will interfere with the everyday health and well-being of residents and visitors to the island. This will include noise, air and visual impact, as well as disruption to traffic.

7) The vast majority of jobs will go to incoming workers. The island does not have the infrastructure to cater for up to 10,000 incomers.

8) Waste left on site from Wylfa B will have to be stored for up to 140 years before it can be moved - and beyond if there is no GDF available.

9) There should be no new nuclear build anywhere whilst the question of long-term storage remains undetermined.

10) The impacts of climate change, including flooding, storm surge and the heating of oceans are rendering new nuclear a progressively dangerous option, as opposed to being the answer to climate change as proposed by some people.

11) The cost of new nuclear prevents investment in other more suitable sources of power. Anglesey does not need new nuclear either to meet its carbon targets or to provide its energy.