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Committee visits Caernarfon for nuclear power inquiry

22 April 2016

The Welsh Affairs Committee is holding an evidence session in Caernarfon on Monday 25 April as part of their inquiry into the future of nuclear power in Wales. They are hearing from local councils and anti-nuclear groups about the future of the Trawsfynydd and Wylfa sites, particularly their impact on the local economy and environment.


Monday 25 April 2016, Hywel Dda Chamber, Gwynedd County Council, Castle Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SE

At 9.30am

  • Gwynedd County Council
  • Snowdonia Enterprise Zone Advisory Board

At 10.15am

  • Anglesey Council
  • Anglesey Enterprise Zone Advisory Board

At 11.00am

  • People against Wylfa B
  • Energy Fair
  • Friends of the Earth Cymru

Chair's comments

Committee Chairman David TC Davies said:

"As the old Trawsfynydd plant is decommissioned, and with plans for Wylfa B still to be finalised, it is a perfect time for us to examine the positive and negative impact that nuclear power plants can have on a local area. I am pleased to be hearing from Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils and will be asking them about the role nuclear plants have had in the local economy and job creation. I will also be asking for their opinions on how they balance the conflicting issues around nuclear power when they consider the best interests of their communities.

The committee will also be taking evidence from three groups opposed to nuclear power. We will not only be hearing from them about their safety concerns for this form of energy, but also the views on alternative solutions to the problems that nuclear power seeks to address, such as global warming and energy security.

This session is open to the public and I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in such a vital issue for the local area to come along." 

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