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European Commission gives environmental approval to planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant

Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant gets EU environmental backing BBC News, 19 June 18

The planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on Anglesey has been granted environmental approval by the European Commission.

Developer Horizon has been given a “positive” opinion by the commission.

The ruling means it was considered that it would not have health or environmental impacts on other member states.

Horizon will now need approval from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and ultimately the UK Government.

The commission assessed that the application fully complied with European safety standards covering routine operations, decommissioning and spent fuel storage as well as the possibility of accidental release.

Horizon CEO Duncan Hawthorne said that the approval under Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty added to the “significant momentum” behind the project……..

June 20, 2018 - Posted by | politics international

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