Plaid Cymru says that Wales will not receive payment for mud dumped off the Welsh coast from Hinkley Point nuclear site. In a statement by the Welsh Goverment following a question by Mid and West AM Simon Thomas, it stated that no payment is made to Welsh coffers for sediment disposed of at the Cardiff Grounds disposal site. No payment will be received at the point of deposit. There is a fee for the determination of the Marine Licence to gain permission to carry out the activity, but not for the activity itself. The Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Mr Thomas said: “It seems unlikely that the mud from Hinkley construction is dangerous, but it is still being dumped in Welsh waters. Despite being a £20bn project, Wales does not get a penny for nuclear waste in our seas.
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BUSINESSES adversely affected by the construction of Hinkley Point C can now apply for grants of up to £5,000. EDF Energy will make more than £134,000 available to small firms in and around Bridgwater affected by increased HGV traffic on the town’s main roads. Sedgemoor District Council is to match fund EDF’s allocation, with all the money needing to be distributed to businesses by the end of September 2019. The council’s executive committee agreed to create the Hinkley Point C small business grant fund at a meeting in Bridgwater on Wednesday morning (April 25).
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