Wylfa Nuclear Developer Angers Welsh Language Campaigners

News from the Celtic League:

The firm vying to develop a new nuclear plant at Wylfa on Anglesey has angered Welsh Language campaigners (link):


Menna Machreth of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg said: “This bizarre statement from Horizon confirms Wylfa B will have a negative effect on the Welsh language and our communities - that’s why the company wants to weaken the language conditions.

“It’s clear it’s not jobs for local people that are the purpose of this very dangerous development, but profit for a company on the back of massive subsidy from the taxpayer.

“It’s also got to be asked: if they can’t even communicate clearly and honestly with the public, why should we trust them to run a nuclear power station?”

We would endorse fully the language group’s comments.

The Celtic League has been a long term opponent of the nuclear new build programme having adopted the following resolution at our AGM in Cardiff in 2007:

"The Celtic League, being a long term campaigner against nuclear energy, reiterates its position by the rejection of the building of new nuclear power stations in the Celtic countries. In addition the CL looks forward to the decommissioning of existing nuclear power stations in Wylfa, Wales and Dounreay, Hunterston B Power Station and Totness nuclear power station in Scotland. We note and commend the present Scottish Government's opposition to new nuclear installations."

Image: Wylfa Newydd artist’s impression

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