North West Wales

Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant: Seabed investigation starts

Drilling platforms off Angelsey Image copyright Horizon Nuclear Power
Image caption Drilling platforms are positioned at Porth-y-Pistyll, Anglesey

The company behind plans to build a new nuclear power plant on Anglesey has started an investigation of the seabed.

Horizon Nuclear Power said the work will give it a better understanding of the geological conditions offshore from the proposed Wylfa Newydd site.

Samples will be taken from the seabed and coastline throughout July and August.

The company claims the £8bn plant will employ 1,000 people once it begins working in the first half of the 2020s.

Site Development Director Charlie Tasker said: "Although we'll be working 24 hours a day, we'll ensure the work doesn't cause any inconvenience to local people or tourists by keeping lighting and noise to an absolute minimum.

"We'll be keeping a distance of more than 800 metres from the Cemlyn Bay nature reserve at all times."

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