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North Wales nuclear waste burial plan

The government proposal has sparked a storm of objections from people on Anglesey

Nuclear waste could stored on Anglesey

Nuclear waste from across the British Isles could potentially be shipped  and stored on Anglesey as part of new  plans unveiled by the Government.

But the resulting fallout from the proposals has already generated a storm of  objections on the island, with one politician  saying that residents should make every  effort to stop it turning into a “nuclear  waste depository”.

The UK Government’s Energy and Climate Change department is looking for  communities to come forward and “volunteer themselves” in order to establish a  new site from scratch, that would store  nuclear waste from all over Britain.

And it is understood that Anglesey is one  of the sites under consideration by the UK  Government, with a public meeting set to  take place to discuss the matter later this  year.

Any communities that agree to the deal,  have been promised “substantial” economical benefits.

But Anglesey’s Assembly Member, Rhun  ap Iorwerth, says that residents across the  island, must strongly reject any proposals  to establish any such sites here.

He said: “This is  quite separate from arguments for and  against nuclear power generation at  Wylfa newydd.

“This is about the threat of using  Anglesey as a nuclear waste depository.

 “The Welsh Government says it has  no opinion on this matter. Well, I have,  and I'm sure Anglesey residents have,  too.

“Ynys Mon must say a firm 'no', as  Cumbria did.

“It is important that we speak with  one voice – Anglesey will not be used as  a radioactive waste dump for the test of  the UK.

“I will be attending the meeting later  this year to help make sure that the  voices of Anglesey residents are heard  on this matter.”

The Welsh Government has stated  that it is not in a position to make a  statement unless any Welsh community  offers itself forward.

While a spokeswoman for the Department of Energy & Climate Change  (DECC) confirmed to the Mail that a  white paper will be launched later this  summer to discuss the plans on a  UK-wide basis, in greater detail.

She added: “At the moment we are  looking for interested communities to  come forward and are not in a position  to earmark any specific sites as of yet.

“Disposing of Nuclear Waste in a safe  and secure manner is a national issue,  and therefore can be located anywhere  in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.”

Anglesey council Leader, councillor Ieuan Williams, said: “This authority has never shown any interest in locating a nuclear waste disposal site on Anglesey and that view will not change.”

The Mail also contacted ‘CORWM’  who are arranging the meeting on behalf of the government, but nobody was available for comment.


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