Welsh First Minister: Written Statement: New expert group to review implications for Wales of Hinkley Point C nuclear plant. In February, I announced plans to set up an expert panel to review the implications for Wales of the development of the new Hinkley Point C power plant. The Hinkley Point C stakeholder reference group will be chaired by Jane Davidson, the vice chancellor emeritus of the University of Wales Trinity St David and will provide an independent view on a wide range of matters arising from the Hinkley development to support Ministers in safeguarding all aspects of wellbeing in Wales. Membership of the group includes: Professor Roger Falconer, emeritus professor, School of Engineering Cardiff University; Dr Rhoda Ballinger, reader, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University; Dr Justin Gwynn, chair of the OSPAR Committee on Radioactive Substances; Dr Huw Brunt, Public Health Wales; Rachel Sharp, chief executive of Wildlife Trusts Wales; Dr James Robinson, Director of Conservation, WWT; The group will provide expertise and knowledge in a number of environmental areas including environment and ecology with expertise in a Severn Estuary context; hydro and civil engineering and water environmental assessments in a Severn Estuary context and economy and socioeconomics in a South East Wales/South West England context. It will also provide expertise in public health, nuclear and large-scale energy production and regulatory sectors and processes.
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