Habitat issues delay nuclear power plant

Uncertainty remains over the future of Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station, after the energy secretary demanded more evidence about the effects of the scheme, including its impact on EU protected sites

Developers Horizon Nuclear Power plan to build two new reactors, with a combined capacity of 2.9 gigawatts, on Anglesey in North Wales. 

But yesterday, the secretary of state wrote to the developers of the beleaguered nuclear power project requesting clarification over a string of unresolved issues relating to its design, environmental mitigation, and its potential impact on European protected sites.

There are six nationally and internationally designated sites within 2km of the proposed development area, which lies on land beside the former Magnox Wylfa Power Station, now being decommissioned.

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