BANNG’s visit to the Bradwell B site (reported on in the October edition) gave an opportunity to discuss the early site assessment undertaken by the company. The question in all our minds was: ‘is this a suitable site for the Bradwell B nuclear complex?’ At this stage the developer’s answer is nuanced: a case of we hope so but we are a long way from knowing. The Bradwell project is currently under scrutiny by the regulatory authorities in a process known as Generic Design Assessment. Taken together the site assessment and the GDA provide an opportunity for BANNG to press concerns about three key issues which, we believe, make the site wholly unsuitable and unsustainable. The first is the high probability risk of flooding ‘especially during the later stages of operation and decommissioning of a potential nuclear power station’. Second, is the issue of providing the vast quantities of water needed to cool the reactors. The third issue is the environmental destruction this project would cause.
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