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The Nuclear Industry Association Responds to North Wales Minister’s emphasis on his commitment to Trawsfynydd site

06 March 2020

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Today, North Wales Minister Ken Skates emphasised the Welsh Government’s commitment to the Trawsfynydd site in Gwynedd, and its future potential in developing small modular reactors and other associated technologies.

In response, the Nuclear Industry Association’s Chief Executive, Tom Greatrex, said:

“Nuclear energy provides the firm power the Committee on Climate Change shows is needed alongside intermittent wind and solar, to reduce our reliance on burning polluting gas to generate power and meet the increased demand for electricity required for a net zero future.

“The Welsh Government’s commitment to Trawsfynydd is an important step towards not only reaching the UK’s net zero emissions target by 2050, but also bringing prosperity to local communities.

“Just like Anglesey with the Wylfa Newydd project, Gwynedd stands to reap the economic, jobs and growth benefits from the opportunity in Wales to help reach net zero – adding to the 60,000 already directly employed in the UK’s civil nuclear industry who are providing clean, reliable and constantly available electricity to power our future.”

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