CONTROVERISAL plans to store more nuclear waste at Bradwell Power Station have been branded “outrageous” by a campaign group. Magnox has applied to Essex County Council to remove a planning condition barring it from storing waste removed from other power plants at Bradwell. The “intermediate level waste” is fuel left which has spent several years in the reactor, generating heat for electricity. Magnox has said the move would save UK taxpayers £30 million. Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group fear the move could increase risks to human health and the environment. Chairman Professor Andy Blowers said: “Bradwell has been singled out to perform the function of a regional nuclear waste dump. ‘This is clearly all about money and not about the risks to communities around the Blackwater. “I cannot see any possible justification for Essex County Council changing its position. “BANNG is urging the council to maintain the condition preventing the importation of waste. “To do otherwise would indicate that this county is a soft touch, willing to accommodate nuclear new build and all the dangerous paraphernalia that goes with it.
Braintree & Witham Times 20th April 2016 read more »