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Hitachi Wylfa withdrawal a blow to Wales and UK

16 September 2020

The Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee has called Hitachi’s decision to pull out of the Wylfa nuclear power project ‘a blow for Wales and the UK’s ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

Stephen Crabb MP said, “The decision of Hitachi to pull out of the Wylfa nuclear project is a blow for Wales and the UK’s ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This was set to be the largest energy project Wales had ever seen with a positive impact on skills and employment in the region.
Reassurances were made of Hitachi’s commitment to the project over the summer that gave hope to the workers who’d be needed to construct it and the high-skilled employees who would run it. With the nation’s remaining nuclear plants ageing and the need for low-carbon, high yield plants needed to replace them urgent, it has never been more important than now to ensure energy security.”

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