Campaigners say traffic chaos caused by the movement of heavy loads to Sizewell B is a “terrifying indication” of what life will be like if another nuclear power station is built. Last week three enormous pieces of electrical equipment were transported by road from Lowestoft docks to Sizewell – the slow-moving convoys caused disruption over three days on the B1122 as it made its way through small villages. The three electrical transformers will replace existing equipment at the power station during refuelling and maintenance work taking place in April. Residents who have been campaigning vigorously to prevent the B1122 – which runs from the A12 to Leiston – being used as route for Sizewell C construction traffic were horrified at the disruption caused.
Ipswich Star 25th Jan 2016 read more »
Fears that security around the Sizewell B nuclear power station site could be reduced were discounted today. Concerns arose after Andrea Leadsom, minister of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, said the number of Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) officers would fall from 1,113 to 931 over the next four years. Labour critics attacked the drop in the number of officers who protect nuclear sites such as Sizewell B and said Britain needed to keep security at potential terrorist targets at full strength. However, Ms Leadsom said the reason for the cut was because of the number of power stations being closed at the end of their operational lives and decommissioned and therefore needing less security.
East Anglia Daily Times 24th Jan 2016 read more »