Groans could be heard from opponents to a planned nuclear power station on a Suffolk coast as they were given “pretty bleak” warnings of how it could change their lives. EDF Energy wants to build the large new Sizewell C power plant next to its current Sizewell A and B stations, saying it is crucial to catering for the country’s future energy needs. It is currently running its fourth round of consultation on the move, saying it has extensively encouraged people to have their say. But the plans have long been controversial, with a public meeting chaired by TV presenter Bill Turnbull held on Saturday, September 14 to give neighbours a chance to hear what life might be like if Sizewell C is built. Richard Cuttell, chairman of the West Hinkley Action Group – which unsuccessfully opposed a similar power plant in the West Country – travelled for more than eight hours to warn them they could face “noise pollution, traffic congestion and deterioration and destruction of roads”.
Ipswich Star 14th Sept 2019 read more »
‘It made me feel pretty sick’ – TV’s Bill Turnbull on hearing potential impacts of Sizewell C nuclear power station. The meeting was called so neighbours could hear from Richard Cuttell – a key opponent to a similar nuclear power station built at Hinkley Point. He told those gathered that the power station would have a negative effect on their lives, with noise from the construction of the site – which would take several years – and traffic woes. “People are going to have noise potentially 24 hours a day,” he said. His message to people was “question everything and keep fighting”, adding: “All I can suggest is persevere and put as much effort in as is humanly possible.” After his presentation, Mr Turnbull – who lives nearby – said he was “grateful for the advice” Mr Cuttell gave, but added: “It made me feel pretty sick.”
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