In May 2020, NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited applied to the Environment Agency for 3 environmental permits to operate Sizewell C. We consulted on these applications from July to October 2020. We have come to a proposed decision on whether we should issue these permits, and if we do what conditions they should include. The permits are to: dispose of and discharge radioactive waste; operate standby power supply systems using diesel generators; discharge cooling water and liquid effluent into the North Sea; Our proposed decision is that we should issue all 3 permits. The conclusions of other assessments support our view, including these 4: Radiological Impact Assessment; Habitats Regulations Assessment; Countryside and Rights of Way Sites of Special Scientific Interest assessment; Water Framework Directive; We want your views on our proposed decision, draft permits and supporting documents. We will consider your views before we make our final decision.
Environment Agency 4th July 2022 read more »
World Nuclear News 5th July 2022 read more »
British Gas parent company Centrica has shown an interest in taking a stake in the proposed £20bn Sizewell C nuclear plant in Suffolk.
New Civil Engineer 4th July 2022 read more »
A decision on whether to grant government planning approval for a new nuclear reactor for Suffolk is expected this week. What are the reasons behind Sizewell C and the arguments both for and against it?
BBC 6th July 2022 read more »