Hitachi poised to pull out of Wylfa nuclear build


Decision would shred government’s ambition to deliver a series of new nuclear plants

Hitachi will ditch plans to develop a nuclear power station in Wyfla Newydd at a board meeting next week according to Japan’s Nikkei newspaper.

The Welsh government has described the reports as ‘worrying’, with hundreds of jobs likely to be lost in coming weeks if Hitatchi pull the plug.

The firm’s concerns over soaring costs on the project were first reported in December, with Hitatchi having ploughed hundreds of millions of pounds a year into the site in Anglesey.

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