Wylfa nuclear power station

The Wylfa Nuclear Power Station is situated just west of Cemaes Bay on the island of Anglesey, North Wales.

Wylfa houses two 490 MW Magnox nuclear reactors, "Wylfa-1" and "Wylfa-2", which were built from 1963 and became operational in 1971. They have a combined capacity of 980 MW.

On 20 July 2006 the NDA announced that the station will be shut down in 2010 because operation beyond then would be uneconomic given plans to shut down the Magnox spent fuel reprocessing plant at Sellafield. However in 2010 the NDA announced an extension to 2012, beyond Wylfa's 40th anniversary as a generating power station in January 2011.

A second plant (generally referred to as Wylfa B) has been proposed. Horizon Nuclear Power, an E.ON and RWE joint venture, announced in 2009 intentions to install about 3,000 MWe of new nuclear plant at Wylfa. Horizon is considering building either Areva EPR or Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at a site to the south of the existing Wylfa station.

On 18 October 2010 the British government announced that Wylfa was one of the eight sites it considered suitable for future nuclear power stations.

Map Point: 

Letter about nuclear subsidies and Energy Bill

Delivered to Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; David Cameron, Prime Minister; and Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister:


Kick Nuclear

UK anti-nuclear groups slam Hitachi acquisition of Horizon, call for boycott

UK anti-nuclear groups slam Hitachi acquisition of Horizon, call for boycott


Joint media release from Kick Nuclear and Japanese Against Nuclear (UK)


October 31, 2012 – for immediate release

Cofiwch Fukushima Mawrth 2011 / Remember Fukushima March 2011

Vigil/rally at Pont Borth ochor Sir Fôn/Menai Suspension Bridge Anglesey side GOGLEDD CYMRU – NORTH WALES

Organised by:
PAWB (Pobl Atal/People Against Wylfa B) - Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg - Greenpeace Croeso i bawb / All welcome NA I/ NO TO WYLFA B

Event Date and Time: 
Sun, 11/03/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

New energy secretary’s appointment underlines unhealthy relationship between government and nuclear sector

Anti-nuclear campaigners have slammed the decision to appoint Ed Davey as the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary as further evidence of the unhealthily close relationship between the government and the nuclear energy sector.

Campaign group, Kick Nuclear, has learned that Davey’s brother, Henry, is a partner at Herbert Smith, a law firm that has a long-standing relationship with the nuclear giant EDF Energy. Herbert Smith’s website declares that it is, ‘proud to be at the vanguard of next generation nuclear in the UK’.

Protest! Support Caedegog Farm, Llangefni 21 January

2.30pm, Saturday 21 January, Car Park, Glanhwfa Road, Llangefni.

Richard CaerdegogCome to support the brave family of Caedegog Farm who are standing firm against attempts to grab their land for Wylfa- B.

Speakers: Richard Jones, Caerdegog Farm, Dr Carl Clowes PAWB, Dr Malcom Carroll, Greenpeace, Angharad Tomos, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg

Event Date and Time: 
Sat, 21/01/2012 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

No more Fukushimas - 10-11 March 2012: Surround Hinkley Point

The biggest industrial disaster in history.

Japan, has been brought to its knees by the ongoing events at Fukushima.

The reactors that went into meltdown in March have now melted through the foundations and 40 years of accumulated nuclear waste is emitting vast amounts of radiation, contaminating the land, sea and air. In desperation, the Japanese government is transporting and burning radioactive rubble all over Japan and exporting highly contaminated food as “aid” to developing countries.

Nuclear monster continues to torment local family

Horizon continue to bully the Jones family of Caerdegog and have applied for compulsory powers to ascertain the suitability of their land for construction.

Horizon Nuclear Power (HNP) recently applied to Ofgem for Section D of their Electricity Generation Licence to be “switched on”. 1

Bridgwater marchers call for an end to nuclear power

Photographs of the anti-nuclear march and rally against EDF Energy's plan to build two new mega-reactors at Hinkley Point power station can be found at: http://stopnewnuclear.org.uk/photos. This link will also provide photos of the Stop New Nuclear camp and images of the blockade from Monday afternoon.

More than 150 people marched through Bridgwater today to protest against EDF Energy’s plan for two new mega-reactors at Somerset’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station.