Assembly to debate ‘nuclear mud’ petition as campaigners call for more testing. Anti-nuclear campaigners have raised new questions about what they fear is ‘radioactive mud’ to be dumped near Cardiff Bay, as the Assembly prepares to debate a petition against the plans. Over 7,000 signed a petition calling for a suspension of a license to dump the mud so that a full Environmental Impact Assessment can be carried out under the auspices of Natural Resources Wales. 109,000 also signed a Greenpeace petition expressing concerns that the mud could be toxic and requesting that EDF respond. Campaigners are calling on Lesley Griffiths, the Environment Minister responsible for Energy and Planning, to call in the application to dump the mud. They claim that the Welsh Government had had already decided to agree to the request by EDF Energy, the company building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point, to dump 30,000 tonnes mud before it was properly tested.
Nation Cymru 23rd May 2018 read more »
Since November 2017 the Petitions Committee has given detailed consideration to a petition concerning a marine licence for the disposal of material dredged from the seabed in the Severn Estuary, as part of the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. This report contains an overview of the Committee’s consideration of the petition and a summary of the evidence the Committee has received.
National Assembly for Wales 23rd May 2018 read more »