Radioactive discharges from Sizewell C under the microscope. EDF Energy has applied to the Environment Agency for three environmental permits required to operate Sizewell C. The applications are part of the process for the power plant and follow the company’s Development Consent Order application to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build, and its application to the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) for a nuclear site licence. Twelve weeks’ consultation on the environmental permits begins today, July 6, at 7am. The permits cover the controls that EDF needs to put into place to ensure high standards of environmental protection during commissioning, operation and decommissioning of Sizewell C – specifically for disposals and discharges of radioactive wastes as all nuclear power stations discharge tiny amounts; operation of standby power supply systems using diesel generators; and discharges of cooling water and liquid effluent into the North Sea.
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Broadcaster Bill Turnbull finds himself on the receiving end of a little unwanted attention from the Chinese and French states. The Songs of Praise presenter is a vocal critic of Sizewell C, the mooted nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast being built by EDF of France and China’s CGN. Last weekend, Sizewell C’s official Twitter account inadvertently published a list of “prominent anti-groups”, including Turnbull and three other activists. The Classic FM presenter has lived near Theberton with his wife, broadcaster Sarah McCombie, for about four years. They can see the proposed site from their upstairs. Turnbull, 64, is concerned the plant will damage wildlife at a nearby nature reserve. Sizewell C says snooping on activists was a “mistake” and will “apologise for any offence it may have caused”.
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