Nature lovers have drawn up battle lines over Anglesey’s planned nuclear power station amid fears that rare species will be put at risk. North Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT) said current proposals for Wylfa Newydd are “damaging” and could jeopardise Wales’ sole breeding colony of Sandwich terns. It said construction work will take place just 110 metres from an internationally designated nature reserve at Cemlyn, while the development will drain directly into Tre’r Gof fen, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Trust has issued a long list of species it believes are at risk from the power plant, from water voles to otters, great crested newts and European eels. Local populations of chough, adders, brown hares, red squirrels and hedgehogs could also be vulnerable, it said.
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