Stop Wylfa B on Anglesey. Yes or No? Have Your Say.


With the recent Government announcement on nuclear energy policy, a "Stop Wylfa B" bandwagon has started on Anglesey.

This is your chance to have YOUR say on this major issue for the island and the UK's contribution to tackling climate change.

Is it "Yes" or "No" to the possible new nuclear build on Anglesey, referred to by most as Wylfa B?

The anti-nuclear organization PAWB (People Against Wylfa B) is actively campaigning to stop the project ever getting off the ground.



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The local economy

Anglesey has one of the lowest levels of locally generated income in Britain. Figures show that the gross value added (GVA) per person is just only about 53% of the UK average.

Let's remember that when we combine the contribution of Anglesey Aluminium and Wylfa Power Station to the island it shows that 1,500 people including contractors earn a living from these two major employers.

But it is not just these jobs that would be risked if anti-nuclear campaign group PAWB's Stop Wylfa B Campaign succeeded. Think of all the other jobs in local support businesses that would go. And the workers at Wylfa spend money in local retail and leisure outlets, so supporting further employment.

The bottom line is that a campaign against Wylfa B directly threatens the livelihoods of thousands of families on Anglesey.





Climate Change and Energy Security

The UK has a significant challenge ahead in terms of its response to the growing twin problem of global climate change and our own energy security.

In January 2008 Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced to the House of Commons that it was crucial to secure UK energy supplies so that we are not over-dependent on foreign imports such as oil and gas.

The Prime Minister said:"We want Britain to be more secure in its energy supply. Even with all these renewable resources that we can bring to bear, we will still have a need for nuclear power."

A White Paper on nuclear energy has been launched. Business Secretary John Hutton told Parliament that "analysis of future gas and carbon prices show that nuclear [energy] is affordable and provides one of the cheapest electricity options available to reduce our carbon emissions."

Mr Hutton added that suitable sites would be located for new nuclear build and the first power station should be completed well before 2020. This, according to many people, is why the Stop Wylfa B campaign can be very damaging both to Anglesey and to the UK's obligations on climate change and energy security.

A Green Scientist's Perspective

Sir James Lovelock, eminent scientist, environmentalist and author of the Gaia theory, believes opposition to nuclear energy is based on irrational fear fed by Hollywood-style fiction, the Green lobby and the media.

He states that such fears are unjustified, citing that nuclear energy since inception in 1952 has the best safety record of all energy sources.

He goes on to say that even if these supposed dangers were true, worldwide use of nuclear power would be a minute threat compared to the lethal heat waves and rising sea levels which would drown many major world cities.

What the New Scientist journal said about James Lovelock:

"He is to science what Gandhi was to politics. And his central notion, that the planet behaves as a living organism, is radical, profound, and far-reaching in its impact as any of Gandhi's ideas."








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What Others Have Said about Wylfa B

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Say no to Wylfa nuclear  
The tourism industry on Anglesey can generate more income if there is not a new power station. Not only does a power station create tremendous chaos during …

If safe, why are nuclear power stations built in rural areas 
I am pleased that Sir James Lovelock, eminent scientist, environmentalist and author of the Gaia theory, believes opposition to nuclear energy is based …

Why are Nuclear Power Stations built in remote areas? 
Nuclear Power I am assured is safe. There have been very few accidents involving nuclear power, however, no one seems to be able to categorically say …

Wylfa Land Grab Questionable 
Personally I think having a nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey is a very good idea as it is a very cost effective source of electricity. Although …

People For Wylfa B 
There are often need for compromises and I think that on balance Wylfa B should go ahead. Nuclear technology is now much safer than it used to be …

Let Us Generate Own Power on Anglesey 
Nuclear power is a short sighted option.You can not get away from the waste issue. Those who want it are blinkered. It's lazy to expect or take for …

Fukushima was ok, was it? 
Fukushima,Japan went into meltdown, it didn’t survive either the quake or tidal wave. Wilfa B will not solve the lack of jobs on the Island. Anglesey …

Wylfa B Island Benefit a Must 
Most of the argument so far has only concentrated on Wylfa B, yes or no. Lots of valid concerns over nuclear and opinions on wind and other renewables. …

Let island be green energy leader 
Why can we not harness the natural resources of Anglesey? We could become a leading light in wind and wave generation of energy, also in the conservation …

Say 'Yes' to Nuclear Wales 
The events in Fukushima,Japan should put everyones mind at rest, a 30+ year old power station survives a Tsunami and earthquake. The tsunami and earthquake …

Definite "NO" Wylfa B 
This planet is not stable. It is cooling and contracting, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of earthquakes is possible. Nuclear power …

George Monbiot Nuclear Power Support Challenged 
A report that all people should read very carefully before voting on this issue and in the forthcoming Assembly Elections in May in light of the current …

Wylfa Power Station: Is nuclear the future for Anglesey? 
The question has to be asked, are we willing to risk the future of our Island? Whilst many might argue the risks of a large Earthquake or a tsunami affecting …

Accidents happen everywhere 
Japan is famous for its earthquakes. The nuclear power plants built there took this into account and the reactors there are amongst the most developed …

Fukushima and Wylfa B Nuclear Plans 
As we watch the devastating impact of the tsunami on Japan's nuclear infrastructure, thoughts turn to Wylfa B on the island, the proposed new power station …

Nuclear Power Vital for Survival of Life as we know it 
As an inhabitant of Anglesey I believe we need the new power station to sustain the local economy. But on a broader theme, nuclear energy is vital …

Catch 22 for Island Economic Prospects 
It is very unfair to put an already economically depressed area like Anglesey in such a catch 22 situation. By this I mean where the only economic …

Yes to Wylfa B, No to Windfarms Offshore 
I have lived on Anglesey since 1959 and can remember when it was a booming tourist island it was "the place to be in Wales". I myself trained in the …

Gillan Backs Wylfa Nuclear New Build 
Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan MP has reiterated her support for Wylfa B, the proposed new nuclear power station for Anglesey, saying that it will be in …

Do not want to see new Nuclear Power on Anglesey  
I feel strongly about nuclear power and I want to help. My family and ancestors have lived on Anglesey for generations. There have been accidents …

Wylfa B must go ahead asap 
Wylfa B is essential in providing carbon free electricity into the future. It is also essential to the economy of Anglesey. Because of the uncertainty …

Wylfa provides potential for dirty bombs 
You grind the people to the floor, create the poorest economic statistics for the whole of the UK and then offer them a nuclear power station creating …

No2 Nuclear on Anglesey 
There shouldn't be any new nuclear power stations especially not in Wales, such as at Wylfa on Anglesey, as the WAG have a sustainable Wales policy. …

Wylfa-B, Dim Diolch  
Mae'n hollol anghywir i Gyngor Môn, y llywodraeth neu'r cyfryngau meddwl bod pobl Sir Fôn o blaid atomfa newydd. Mae na griw bach yn darn ucha yr ynys …

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yes to wylfa B 
There are already a shortage of big employing engineering sites in north wales and to STOP building wylfa B would be a shame. lots of students are …

Every Anglesey resident I meet is totally opposed to Wylfa B. 
There are so many reasons why so many of us object to the proposed Wylfa B, for example, danger of another Chernobyl type "accident". Then there is …

Island Opinion Firmly For Wylfa B 
The S4C programme "Pawb a'i Farn" last night showed the very strong support for Wylfa B on Anglesey. A very informed audience at Holyhead Healthy Living …

New Anglesey Nuclear Plant Tensions 
The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) is opposed to any new nuclear build in Wales, including Wylfa on Anglesey, according to First Minister Rhodri Morgan. …

One Wylfa B or Hundreds of Unsightly Windmills? 
There is a some opposition to a new nuclear station on Anglesey replacing the original, but not everyone is in favour of those wind turbines. These …

Greg Evans Boosts Wylfa B Campaign  
Former Wylfa Power Station site director Greg Evans has pledged to campaign strongly for new nuclear build on Anglesey after stepping down from his post …

Anglesey Nuclear  
What would the Anglesey nuclear objectors say if someone were to disconnect them from the grid and tell them that the only electricity available to them …

Nuclear power demonized for too long 
Some of you will remember that there was keen competition between Edern, near Nefyn and Wylfa on Anglesey to get the rights to the nuclear power plant. …

No, No, Nuclear 
Nuclear Power doesn't make any sense from any perspective. We don't want nuclear energy in Wales. Editor: While there are challenges with nuclear …

Sir James Lovelock and Wylfa B 
I agree with scientist Sir James Lovelock, nuclear energy is this is the only way at the moment to stop global warming. And it will produce the electricity …

New Wylfa Is Unecessary 
For a fraction of the cost of Wylfa B and the time it would take to build this new reactor, we could have a "Waste to 1%" facility that would create as …

Wylfa A should be shut down earlier 
The existing Wylfa should be shut down safely now. Operators should be aware of the old age of the equipment and attention should be drawn to the …

No Choice But New Nuclear For Britain 
Britain has no choice but to build Wylfa B and more nuclear power stations. Wind power is a dream, a false economy, both are in my back yard and I know …

RWE Island Plant A Nuclear Nightmare Says Lib Dem 
A new RWE Npower nuclear station at Wylfa on Anglesey would be a nightmare scenario and target for terrorists, according to Lib Dem Welsh Assembly shadow …

YES to Wylfa B 
Plaese build Wylfa B, it is what is wanted on Anglesey, it will help save the Economy and also stop it from becoming a ghost town. Only way to cut carbon …

About time Wylfa B was built 
The sooner we get another Nuclear Reactor built on Anglesey the better. We need to be energy independent and new nuclear will be a big help to Britain. …

Wylfa B, A Global Warming Flood Victim 
There are many arguments for and against the proposed replacement reactor at Wylfa B on Anglesey. But is it sensible to build a nuclear reactor on …

Depending on Wylfa B blighting economic development 
Ireland today has 100,000 jobs in IT and yet the Economic Development Department of Ynys Mon council are unable to say how many there are in their area. …

The most dangerous decision of our generation 
In a world that is growing more dangerous politically and environmentally, should we really be investing in dangerous technologies? The argument that …

Local people do not want a new nuclear power station on Anglesey 
A recent online poll in the North Wales Chronicle showed that 80% of responding to the poll are against the building of a new nuclear power station on …

Nuclear Anglesey but poorest corner of island 
Short-sighted M.P's like Albert Owen and our infamous county council hold Anglesey back. We deserve better than having another dangerous, polluting nuclear …

No more nuclear nonsense 
1) Jobs: northern Anglesey is one of the poorest parts of Wales after relying on Wylfa for nearly 4 decades, so nuclear is not the answer. The island …

Let's base our views on the real facts 
I'm not sure what 'recent statistics' Harry Pendlebury is referring to. Perhaps he could give us the details, or maybe someone else has recent figures. …

Proceed with the new build!! 
I firmly believe that the government needs to proceed with the build of the second nuclear power station on Anglesey. My reasoning for this is that …

New Nuclear Costs Compared to Alternatives 
One of the arguments often used by those against nuclear energy in general, and on Anglesey by PAWB against the proposed Wylfa B in particular, is the …

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Building Wylfa B 
When we are in the dark due to an intermittent electricity supply people will be asking why did we not build nuclear earlier. Wylfa has been good for …

Build Wylfa B now 
I'm all in favour of renewable energy, provided it's located in areas which aren't environmentally sensitive, but it will never be the whole answer to …

Wylfa B good for Anglesey  
I live near Wylfa Power station and i want to see them build a new plant when the old one closes down. Wylfa has brought very good jobs and money to …

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