The Welsh government has recruited UK civil nuclear executive Mike Tynan to revitalise Trawsfynydd in north Wales, the site of one of Britain’s first atomic energy plants. According to the Financial Times the site will make use of small nuclear reactors, with Tynan to join a new publicly-owned development company Cwmni Egino as interim chief executive. The company is responsible for exploiting the “economic benefits” of small-scale reactors at Trawsfynydd. Tynan is a former head of UK operations at US nuclear engineering group Westinghouse and former chair of the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board. The Welsh government said it was “in the process of finalising arrangements relating to this position”. It added that installing small modular reactors and a medical research reactor at Trawsfynydd would provide a “significant economic opportunity for north west Wales that is firmly wedded to our response to the climate emergency”.
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