Anti nuclear group CADNO to have a public meeting to oppose small nuclear reactor at Trawsfynydd

On Wednesday evening, March 11 at 7.30 in Salem chapel’s vestry, Porthmadog, the anti nuclear group CADNO is holding a public meeting to oppose the idea of piloting a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) at Trawsfynydd. Linda Gunter from beyond Nuclear International will address the meeting.

Engineering giant Rolls-Royce wants to build a network of mini-reactors, a third of the size of current stations. Small modular reactors are a type of nuclear fission reactor which are smaller than conventional reactors, and manufactured at a plant and brought to a site to be assembled.

CADNO (Cymdeithas Atal Dinistr Niwclear Oesol), is a society battling against potential nuclear disaster.

Proposals regarding a SMR at Trawsfynydd have not been objected to by prominent politicians in Dwyfor and Meirionnydd such as MP Liz Saville Roberts and Gwynedd Council leader Dyfed Edwards even though there is a groundswell of concern about their short and long term safety and environmental impact. A great deal of research has been done by groups such as PAWB (Pobol Atal Wylfa B/ People Against Wylfa B) showing that alternative and greener and cheaper energy production methods could provide far more local jobs than any nuclear reactor propositions.

PAWB (Pobol Atal Wylfa B) members and supporters will also gather at the Menai bridge on the Ynys Môn side on Wednesday morning, March 11 between 8.00 and 9.00 to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The crisis continues there with radioactive water still flowing into the Pacific Ocean and the Japanese government wanting to dump thousands of additional tons of radioactive water stored in tanks on the site into the sea.

Hitachi decided to suspend spending on the Wylfa B project in January 2019 thereby making the vast majority of their workforce in Gloucester and Ynys Môn redundant.

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