The future of nuclear power in Wales Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

The UK Government’s policy on nuclear power

The UK’s current energy mix

Our inquiry

2 Wylfa Newydd: Cost and scheduling

The cost of new nuclear and Wylfa Newydd

The track record of the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor

Potential delays and their impact on cost and Government policy

3 Wylfa Newydd: Environmental impact and safety

The potential impact on Anglesey from construction and preparatory works

The environmental impact of nuclear power stations

The safe operation of nuclear power at Wylfa Newydd

4 The contribution of the nuclear industry to the economy of North Wales

Contribution of Trawsfynydd and Wylfa A to the North Wales economy

The economic impact of construction of Wylfa Newydd

Welsh workers and businesses in the supply chain and long-term jobs

The economic impact of job losses at Trawsfynydd

5 Decommissioning and waste

Decommissioning at Trawsfynydd

Alternative decommissioning plan for Trawsfynydd

Future decommissioning at Wylfa A

Management of nuclear waste in Wales

6 Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

The UK Government’s policy on SMRs

The benefits of manufacturing SMRs in the UK

The use of Trawsfynydd as a site for a first-of-a-kind SMR

Annex: Energy statistics

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament





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21 July 2016