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22 Sep 20201 minute read

Hitachi scraps Wales nuclear plant plans

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Hitachi scraps Wales nuclear plant plans

Japanese technology and energy company Hitachi has abandoned its plans to build a new £16bn nuclear power plant on Anglesey, off the coast of Wales.

The firm said in a statement, “Hitachi made this decision given that […] the investment environment has become increasingly severe due to the impact of Covid-19.”

Cameron Gilmour, spokesman for the Sizewell C Consortium said in the Guardian: “This news will have serious ramifications for companies both in Wales and across the UK. The Wylfa nuclear project would have been another important milestone for the UK’s nuclear supply chain and would have created thousands of jobs.”

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