ISLANDERS have demanded a robust evacuation strategy is in place in the event of a nuclear disaster before a commitment to build 200 more homes is signed off. Fresh proposals in Colchester Council’s Local Plan would see the new houses built on Mersea over the next 16 years. But campaigners want assurances a strategy is in place to get all residents off of the island in case there was a radiation emergency from the mooted new nuclear power station across the River Blackwater in Bradwell. Pressure group STOP350 has written to Colchester Council’s chief executive Adrian Pritchard to ask the council how they would be helped off the island in the event of an emergency.
Braintree & Witham Times 30th Dec 2016 read more »