Hitachi to pull plug on north Wales nuclear power station

Scrapping of £16bn project on Anglesey down to lack of UK government investment in new nuclear, says union

The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has conformed it is abandoning plans to build a new nuclear power station on Anglesey, off the coast of north Wales, dashing hopes for thousands of jobs involved in its construction and knocking the UK’s ambition to become a “net zero carbon” emission country by 2050 off course.

The Tokyo-based multinational said Wednesday it was permanently scrapping plans for the £16bn Wylfa power station.

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