Marine and conservation groups say plans for a water-cooling system at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea will kill up to 250,000 fish a day and must be altered or scrapped. Hinkley Point nuclear power’s cooling system has this week been described in the national press as an underwater ‘plughole’ that will suck in 130,000 litres of sea water a second. Along with the water, it will also draw in thousands of fish into the two inlet tunnels that are as wide as a double-decker bus and span two miles out into the Bristol Channel, west of Burnham-On-Sea.
Burnham-on-sea.com 21st July 2019 read more »
MORE than £220,000 has been awarded from the Hinkley C Community Fund to four community groups in Somerset. Beneficiaries include I CAN, from Bridgwater who were awarded £69,748 to fund a programme of targeted speech, language and communication interventions for children and young people in the Sydenham and Hamp areas, as well as providing support for parents, and training for professionals.
Bridgwater Mercury 20th July 2019 read more »