During the morning rush hour of Friday 11.3.16 on the Menai bridge a peaceful protest was again held during to mark five years since the explosion at a nuclear power station at Fukushima in Japan. PAWB (People against Wylfa B spokesman Robert Idris said it is important to remember the thousands of people forced to […]
Confirmation that the cash-strapped £18bn Hinkley project is falling apart came followng news that the finance director of EDF, the company behind the scheme, had resigned. No one wants to invest the billions for new nukes, despite the UK government agreeing to fix artificially high prices for electricity from nuclear power to be passed on […]
Former Japanese Prime Minister visits Wylfa and warns energy policy makers to avoid the ‘man-made’ catastrophes of Fukishima
The former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Naoto Kan, visited Wylfa on Wednesday 25 February 2015, and delivered stark warnings over Britain’s continued commitment to nuclear energy. His message was clear: Fukishima was an avoidable disaster, by avoiding nuclear power in the first place. Visiting the Welsh capital, Cardiff (Wed 25 February) including the Senedd […]
Over 300 people attended a demo in Llangefni on Saturday 21 January 2012 in support of the family of Caerdegog Farm who have refused to sell their land to Horizon Ltd. for the building of a new nuclear power plant on Anglesey. Richard Jones of Caerdegog addressed the crowd saying “loosing 65 acres of best […]
Following the Fukushima disaster the nuclear industry lost no time in spinning thier usual line about ‘failsafe’ engineering and only a ‘small amount of radioactivity released’ etc. However the nukes in Japan and elsewhere has a long history of cover-up and mismanagement, from Windscale to Three Mile Island to Chernobyl. If UK nuclear power plants […]
National Grid plans for a new overhead power line from the threatened Wylfa-B nuclear power station have met with stiff opposition. A public meeting held in Llangefni (February 5) told pro-nuke MP Albert Owen (Labour) in no uncertain terms that more overhead cables and unsightly pylons where not acceptable. Locals on both sides of the […]
A number of inaccurate statements by Dafydd Wigley (Plaid Cymru) in his Daily Post article on nuclear power on November 5 need to be challenged. Firstly, he says that we need new nuclear power stations to meet “an electricty supply crisis by mid-century.” Demand for electricity has actually fallen in the British state in the […]
PAWB calls on Natural Resources Wales to halt the consultation on an application to them by Horizon Nuclear. The purpose of the application is to seek permission to sink boreholes in the rock under the sea at Porth y Pistyll between Wylfa nuclear power station and Cemlyn. Their aim is to assess the rock as […]
In a show of solidarity with the 160,000 evacuees and to highlight the dangers of nuclear power, the Fukushima prefecture will be `twinned` with Wylfa on Ynys Môn (Anglesey) in a ceremony on Monday 24 August 2015. A small camp will also be established to mark the twinning. PAWB have arranged for the two communities […]
Nuclear safety officials have rejected Hitachi’s vital risk plans for their threatened new nukes (July 2015). Hitachi want to build Advance Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) at the Wylfa and Oldbury. But the Office for Nuclear Regulation says the safety risk models put forward are not up to UK standards. The ONR issued the firm with […]
Newport MP Paul Flynn has called ‘New nuclear power a financial basket case’ (17.6.15). Since the plans for Hinkley Point C were first announced there has been an odyssey of failure, delay and mounting costs. Catastrophic delays and spiraling costs at similar stations in France and Finland are being ignored even though their problems are […]
12-2pm Wednesday, 19 November Telford Centre, Menai Bridge (nr Waitrose) ‘The Energy Revolution Coming Your Way – and It’s Not Nuclear’. A chance hear one of the leading experts on energy and the environment.
The UK government will force you to pay double the price for electricity from new nuclear plants than other, safer sources. The agreed price of £92.50 per MW/hour is over double the current wholesale price at just over £41 per MW/hour. The stitched up price from the threatened new nuke at Hinkley, Somerset will cost […]
PAWB are calling for a parliamentary standards investigation following revelations in The Independent that the Labour Party receives sponsorship from Horizon Nuclear. Horizon sponsored ‘Welsh Night’ at the recent Labour Party Conference in Brighton, that’s the same Horizon who are hoping for the government to force through consumer “subsidies” – so they can profit from […]
Wylfa’s emergency plans are being re-thought following the Fukushima disaster Anglesey Council confirmed (Aug 2013). Incredibly, current plans only cover a tiny 1.6km area around the Wylfa nuclear plant, with the ‘possible’ evacuation or providing potassium iodate tablets ‘if necessary’ to those living within 4km of a radiation disaster. 170,000–200,000 people were evacuated from 30km […]
Horizon, the company that intends building a new Wylfa plant, is being bought by GE/Hitachi the companies who built 3 of the first 4 Fukushima reactors. Now that Japan has de-nuked, Hitachi were desperate to find some new suckers – and they did! The announcement was made the same day (30.10.12) as New Jersey Oyster […]
The Chinese and French have pulled out of Horizon Nuclear. The Germans quit a while ago. The Russians have said no thanks as well. The government was hoping for the Chinese state-owned Guangdong corporation and the debt-laden French company Areva to prop up the doomed and delayed Horizon consortium. But they failed to submit an […]
The Manifesto outlines how 2,500-3,000 jobs could be created on the island if a realistic strategy was adopted. In response to the Maniffesto, Sir Roger Jones, the former chairman of the Welsh Development Authority said: “Congratulations on the Maniffesto document. I strongly support your vision. Thank you for putting so much thought in to what […]
The announcement by Horizon, March 2012, to pull out of Wylfa B was no surprise. PAWB have been saying from day one that the cost of nuclear makes Wylfa B highly unlikely. The London Government unable to afford it and private investors unwilling to bet on projects with so many problems. The announcement comes just […]
No one has any idea what to do with the tonnes of dangerous waste that nuclear plants spew out. There are plans that a Wylfa development would have to keep waste on site for 160 years. There is no guarantee that highly radioactive waste won’t leak back into the environment, contaminating water supplies and the […]
An indepenent survey taken BEFORE the Fukushima disaster suggests that that the people of Anglesey were even then worried about radioactive waste and its effects on health as a result of bulidng Wylfa B. According to the survey the majority want to see more re-newable energy and are unsure about the long-term effects of another […]
Members of PAWB travelled to Somerset to take part in the mass blockade at the gates of Hinkley Point power station on Monday, 3 October, in protest at EDF’s plans for the largest nuclear plant ever built in the UK. Protesters stayed in front of the closed main gates for nine hours, from daybreak at […]
On Wednesday morning, 30 March 2011, the Menai Bridge was again the location for another PAWB protest. Drivers honked their horns in support as they passed the placards and banners held by dozens of PAWB supporters. The protest received wide coverage on TV and radio, PAWB members giving numerous interviews. The pevious week (Sat. March […]
Tuesday, 11 May: A dozen PAWB supporters picketed the enterance of Ynys Môn / Anglesey Council’s offices as councillors arrived for their monthly meeting. True to form the Council has never given anyone a chance to have any say about their opposition for a new nuke. A damning audit report has condemned councilors’ years of […]
January 2010: PAWB members sent out hundreds of copies of a detailed report on how the tax payer picks up the tab for profit making corporations. The report by the Energy Fair group shows that without those subsidies, nuclear power would be hopelessly uncompetitive. Adding to the cost is the fact that nuclear power stations […]
Nukes spew out CO2 The nuclear industry incorrectly claim that Nuclear energy is CO2-free. When including all steps of nuclear production, including energy intensive uranium mining, nuclear energy is far from CO2-free. Current uranium ore grades (2 percent concentration) result in 32g of CO2 equivalent (CO2eq) per kWh of nuclear electricity (kWhel) in Germany. The […]
WYLFA-B a threatened new nuclear power station at Wylfa, Anglesey, Wales
- 29 April 2016 April 29, 2016Hinkley True or false? A new nuclear power station in the south-west of the UK will be the most expensive object on Earth. That’s the claim about the proposed plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset – but has anything else ever cost so much to build? “Hinkley is set to be the most expensive object […]
Don’t believe the hype!
Toxic waste piled up by side of new Wylfa for 160 years?
100s of jobs for years… to clear radiation and mess from OLD Wylfa plant
Plans going horribly wrong!
A new reactor is in Finland is years behind schedule and its costs have spiraled billions over budget. Full details
Billions diverted from better solutions
A new nuclear age is a huge treat to the real energy solutions to climate change. Investment in nuclear energy is an expensive distraction from green technology. Full details.
Nukes – not the answer to global warming
Even if tax payers paid billions for ten new reactors, nuclear power can only deliver a 4% cut in carbon emissions some time after 2025. It's too little too late at too high a price