Anti-nuclear campaigners slam plans to install new nuclear reactors in Wales. Anti-nuclear campaigners in Wales have criticised the Welsh Government for supporting “flawed and outdated” technology amid plans to install new reactors in Wales. It was revealed on Wednesday that Mike Tynan, former head of UK operations at US nuclear engineering group Westinghouse, has been recruited by the Welsh Government to head up their nuclear company Cwmni Egino with the aim of resurrecting the Trawsfynydd site. Both Trawsfynydd and the Wylfa site on Anglesey are being discussed as possible locations for small modular reactors at existing nuclear sites. But anti-nuclear campaign groups PAWB and CADNO said that the nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd should be a focus for the development of renewable and sustainable technologies.
Nation Cymru 27th Aug 2021 read more »
It has been announced that American Mike Tynan has been appointed Chief Executive of Cwmni Egino, a company created by the Welsh Government to continue nuclear activity at Trawsfynydd. PAWB and CADNO are clear in their opposition to this appointment. The site of the former Trawsfynydd nuclear power station should be the focus for the development of renewable and sustainable technologies that offer jobs to local people in the short and medium term, without the dangers of nuclear. By appointing Mr Tynan, the former chief executive of Westinghouse UK, part of the Toshiba-owned nuclear company that went bust in 2017, the Welsh Government is once again supporting failed and outdated technology. Yet again hopes are raised for work for locals, with few real promises. Again we see the unshakeable faith in the ability of an outsider to meet our needs. And as has been seen many times, the nuclear industry elite secures wages at the expense of ordinary people.
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