Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

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Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station

Received 02 August 2018
From Ernie Brown

Representation

Sir/Madam,

Your plan to proceed with Wylfa nuclear station is wrong -

It is costly compared with renewable alternatives including base load alternatives (tidal*)
It's life span is short compared with tidal alternatives - thirty years compared with over a century.
It will require the provision of dangerous fuel which itself will need to be safely stored for the foreseeable future.
The site will also require sophisticated and costly de-commissioning at the end of its life.
The site is a prime target for terrorist activities.
It will be mainly be financed from outside this country.
It will use untried technology ( if Hinckley Point is anything to go by ) which has resulted in serious delays and has not been proved to work yet.

* Tidal power ( the Swansea Lagoon ) addresses all the problems above and more. Despite misleading reports it will provide near base load ability. If combined with a similar scheme on the Solway continuous substantial amounts of power would be available.