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The Chernobyl fallout caused huge problems in Wales

TV drama Chernobyl – the nuclear nightmare and Wales

How many over the viewers of the Chernobyl TV series are aware the nuclear fallout seriously affected Wales? Millions have watched Chernobyl, a mini TV series dramatising the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.. Dangerous radioactive clouds were blown from the Ukraine across Europe. In Wales nearly 10,000 farms and 4 million sheep were put under government …

Community Power – Anglesey lags behind

Community renewable energy projects have sprung up across Wales over the past few years. Members of the communities have come together to raise money and to give spare time to establish small-scale renewable energy schemes.  “Ynni Ogwen”, Bethesda, Gwynedd succeeded in raising half a million pounds from the local area in only a few months. Since 2017 they have been producing electricity from the Afon Ogwen river, providing cheaper electricity to …

Welsh Energy at a Crossroads – Saturday 13th April, Menai Bridge

Welsh Energy at a Crossroads – Saturday 13th April, Menai Bridge

Menai Bridge was the venue for a Joint Seminar for a Green Nuclear Free Wales on Saturday 13th April to discuss Charting a Sustainable, Radioactive Waste Free Future. This seminar was a public meeting open to all interested in the impact of new nuclear and waste on Wales, and what alternative energy solutions exist. This meeting was co-organised by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities Welsh Anti-Nuclear Alliance (WANA), People Against …

Nuclear plans in meltdown – Hitachi pull out of Wylfa

As widely predicted, Hitachi has shelved its nuclear power station project at Wylfa.PAWB pointed out for years that the atomic industry was unable to raise the billions needed for new nukes. Therefore it was no surprise that in January 2019 Hitachi announced that they were unable to attract investors and pulled out of the Wylfa project.Newspaper Cutting: The Times 18 January 2019According to the Financial Times Hitachi will write off …

Birds under threat at nuclear sites

The now halted Wylfa B reactor site in North Wales is adjacent to Cemlyn nature reserve. Construction and long-term operation of Wylfa B would have damaged the reserve’s shingle ridge, saline lagoon and breeding tern colony. At the Hinkley-C nuclear site in Somerset, at least 68% of the Hinkley County Wildlife Site has already been lost to construction, disturbing feeding, roosting and migratory birds. Similar wildlife risks exist at the proposed …