The two or three nuclear reactors scheduled to be built in northern Wales will bring significant economic benefits rather than fears about nuclear disasters, visiting Welsh economy minister Edwina Hart said.

Hitachi Ltd. subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power is planning to build two or three advanced boiling water reactors on Anglesey island, with an eye to starting them up in the early 2020s.

The island already hosts the Wylfa nuclear power station and its two aged reactors. One is closed and the other is expected to be retired in a couple of years, leaving the country devoid of atomic power.