With sea levels set to rise over the next few decades how does a project like Sizewell C consider the future of Suffolk’s coastline? Dr Stephen Roast, marine planning manager for Sizewell C said: “We wanting to build a nuclear power station and we are right on the edge of the Suffolk coast but his part of the coast is very stable and in front of the station is a hard edge cliff. “We do have a monitoring plan that will run the life of the station.” EDF work with a number of authorities and experts including the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aqua Culture Science (CEFAS), which has a base in Lowestoft. Sea defences are already in place in front of the existing station structures; these are designed to erode over time with sediment helping to add to any material lost from the beach itself. EDF also has monitoring groups regularly assessing the coastline. It also uses a range of high tech equipment.
East Anglian Daily Times 16th Sept 2019 read more »