Proposals for a new nuclear power plant at Wylfa are being looked at by the UK government, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson said previous ministers had failed to take “tough decisions” on the technology. It comes as officials hold exploratory talks with groups wanting to build a nuclear plant at the Anglesey site. A previous bid for a new plant was scrapped earlier this year. Japanese firm Hitachi walked away from the Horizon project after it failed to agree with the UK government on funding. Two groups have been speaking to officials at the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. A consortium involving US engineering firm Bechtel has proposed building a Westinghouse AP1000 reactor. Talks have also taken place with UK-based Shearwater Energy, he said, which has hybrid plans for small nuclear reactors and a wind farm.
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