Severn Barrage: Two project founders were declared bankrupt in past


Serious questions about two of the founders of a project to build a barrage across the Severn estuary have been raised by a BBC investigation.

The largest shareholder in Hafren Power has previously been declared bankrupt three times during a lengthy business career.

Another businessman has been declared bankrupt twice but said it should not detract from the project's legitimacy. Backers claim the £25bn barrage could generate 5% of Britain's electricity.

BBC Wales parliamentary correspondent David Cornock reports.

Questions about barrage businessmen

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