A SOON-TO-BE-LAUNCHED public consultation into plans for a new nuclear power station will be lacking into crucial technical detail, a campaign group has claimed. The public will be invited to give its views on plans for the three-reactor Moorside plant, near Sellafield, from next month. However, the Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment (Core) group says that the absence of details surrounding the plant’s seabed cooling tunnels and marine facilities will leave the public “short changed”. Core spokesman Martin Forwood is urging NuGen – the consortium behind the plans – to extend its consultation period beyond its scheduled July 30 end date to allow this information to be included. Mr Forwood said: “Running the consultation without detailed offshore cooling system information is no better than submitting a plan for a new house that doesn’t show the external mains water, drainage and sewage systems.
Whitehaven News 26th April 2016 read more »