With parts of Wales being considered as possible sites to bury radioactive waste, Ceredigion County Council has reiterated a long standing nuclear free commitment.
A motion was approved by the council in July 2006 which made a commitment that the council would be a Nuclear Free Local Authority. Another commitment was made to support sustainable alternatives to nuclear power.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn proposed the motion in 2006 and is now the Leader of the Council. She said, “Nothing has changed in the council’s approach to nuclear power. It’s clear to us that most Ceredigion residents don’t want nuclear sites in the county.”
“The council passed a motion 13 years ago committing to be nuclear free. We remain committed to that and will not welcome any radioactive waste in Cardigan Bay.”
Council carbon emissions have fallen by almost 45% since 2007. The council’s Aberystwyth office, Canolfan Rheidol has won sustainability awards and has almost 200 solar panels on the roof.
The council has signed a pledge to change street lights to use LED bulbs by 2022.