The Environment Agency has received an application for a permit to discharge treated sewage effluent during construction of the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C near Bridgwater, Somerset. The application has been made by NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited, a subsidiary of EDF Energy. The company already has a number of environmental permits issued by the Environment Agency to operate the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station on the North Somerset coast near Bridgwater.
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The UK’s EU exit could force any future government to focus on domestic supply and guarantee the completion of the controversial Hinkley Point nuclear plant, former Conservative politician Tim Yeo told Montel in an interview. “I think the uncertainty about what could happen around Brexit and after leaving the EU [next spring] is a reason why the UK would continue to develop nuclear power,” added Yeo, a former minister of environment and ex-chairman of parliament’s energy and climate change select committee. Investments in new UK baseload power supply would be needed in the years to come but while interconnectors with the European continent had previously been considered key, there might be a “slowdown”, he said this week. A Labour spokesperson told Montel: “The UK has the world’s oldest nuclear industry, and nuclear will continue to be part of the UK energy supply. We will support further nuclear projects and protect nuclear workers’ jobs and pensions.” “There are considerable opportunities for nuclear power and decommissioning both internationally and domestically,” added the spokesperson.
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