Kilkenny County Council’s ‘concern’ over Hinkley Point nuclear power expansion. Local councillors last week agreed to write a ‘statement of concern’ regarding the expansion of the nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, England. Cllr Malcolm Noonan and Tomas Breathnach raised the matter at the monthly meeting of Kilkenny County Council. Cllr Noonan noted that Tuesday was the cut-off for submissions, in what he described as a ‘very limited’ consultation process. He requested members write a statement of concern. Cllr Tomas Breathnach said that the power station is located 250km from the south-east of Ireland, and that the consultation process now in place was not there during the initial planning process in 2013.
Kilkenny People 23rd April 2018 read more »
EDF has defended holding up traffic through Bridgwater by moving heavy machinery during the middle of the day. As work at Hinkley C increases more and more ‘abnormally wide loads’ including diggers and dump trucks are being hauled through Bridgwater, causing hold-ups for motorists. Bridgwater resident Jane Carroll said she had become frustrated after getting stuck twice within a week.
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