[Machine Translation] EDF will have to consult the CCE again on Hinkley Point. EDF will again have to consult the Central Works Council (CCE) on the construction of two EPR reactors as part of the Hinkley Point project in England, the CCE announced Wednesday in a statement. The CCE appealed to the courts in June 2016 to request the submission of additional information on this major project. A court of appeal was right, saying that EDF had not communicated to staff representatives “objective, accurate and complete information up to the technical and financial issues raised by the project HPC” and therefore had them not allowed “to give a reasoned opinion on this project,” writes the CCE in a statement. The court ordered EDF to inform the staff representatives of the full project risk analysis report within one month and asked management to consult the EAC again within two months adds the latter.
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A court in Paris on Wednesday ordered French utility EDF to release a risk analysis report to the group’s works council (CEE) concerning its controversial Hinkley Point nuclear project in the UK. The appeals court in Paris said the firm must communicate the report within a month and must consult the CEE regarding the project within two months. In 2016, EDF refused to release all documents required by the council for it to be able to issue its advice on the controversial GBP 19.6bn project, triggering CEE’s legal action.
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EDF has confirmed it has started to dump mud from the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in the Severn Estuary off Cardiff. The news came on the same day that rock musician and anti-nuclear campaigner Cian Ciaran lodged papers at the High Court seeking an injunction to stop the dumping. The papers name NNB Generation Company (HPC) Ltd as the respondent in the action. The firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the French energy company EDF, which obtained a licence to carry out the dumping. More than 100,000 people have signed petitions against the dumping plans , which campaigners say could pose health risks.
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Letter: It is hard for the layman to know whether or not the assurances about the safety of the mud from Hinkley Point can be accepted at face value. Other issues do arise as well, however. Will the addition of this sizeable tonnage of waste at Cardiff Grounds have any effect on the flows of sand and mud within the Bristol Channel? We have all seen how the opposite process – dredging – has over the years changed the nature and shape of various beaches, usually to their detriment. Also does any income accrue to Wales from the use of this site for the receipt of waste material from elsewhere? This is perhaps the least we might expect given the vast sums of money which are being made available for this project.
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Environmental movement Greenpeace has called for further testing of mud from the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in England, which is being dumped at sea near Cardiff. Contractors NNB Genco, responsible for building and operating the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, plan to dispose of 300,000 tonnes of mud a mile off Cardiff Bay. A barge made its first trip to dump mud on Monday evening. Greenpeace said that EDF, which is building the reactor in Somerset, had “misrepresented Greenpeace’s current position regarding the dredging and dumping of mud from the Hinkley site”. “We request in the strongest terms that EDF ceases from stating that Greenpeace accepts that the mud is not toxic as that is not our current view,” they said. “We are clear that we do not know if the mud is toxic or not, and therefore we support calls for more testing to be undertaken.
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Construction union Unite has agreed a deal to carry on working if anyone is killed during construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant. The Enquirer understands that construction workers were encouraged to agree to the deal last month to protect payouts to the family of any worker who dies on the project. It goes against standard practice to down tools on site in the event of a fatality.
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