A High Court judge has asked the developers of Hinkley Point C to clarify its environmental impact assessment (EIA) of mud dumping off Cardiff.
ENDS 18th Sept 2018 read more »
The judge said that EDF’s information was not accurate on a very important point – whether material from the seabed was included in the EIA.
Burnham-on-sea.com 18th Sept 2018 read more »
Two senior Labour AMs have raised concerns in the Senedd about the dumping of mud from a nuclear plant site into the sea near Cardiff. Julie Morgan and Jane Hutt – both close to leadership frontrunner Mark Drakeford – said constituents had safety worries about dredging 300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point. Dumping began last week. AMs were told the mud poses no risk to human health. Campaigners have called for more tests, and are seeking an injunction. Ms Morgan and Ms Hutt quizzed Rural Affairs Secretary Lesley Griffiths following a topical question raised by independent AM Neil McEvoy.
BBC 19th Sept 2018 read more »
The nuclear industry in the South West will play a pivotal role in sustaining the government’s growth ambitions, according to former business secretary Lord Hutton. The chair of the Nuclear Industry Association says that Hinkley Point C has “sparked” other UK nuclear projects – and will unlock billions of investment and create 12,000 jobs. Speaking at the Nuclear South West’s annual conference in Bristol, Lord Hutton said: “Hinkley is the start of an exciting new era for the nuclear industry and will be followed by further projects across the country. “These will inevitably provide major opportunities for UK industry, particularly for companies that get in early.”
Bristol Post 19th Sept 2018 read more »