Icelandic authorities believe that the proposed construction of a nuclear power station in Sizewell, Suffolk County, on the east coast of England, will not have a major impact on the environment in Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports. For this reason, they decline an offer to take part in proceedings regarding an environmental assessment of the project, in which they have a right to take part according to international agreements. Icelandic authorities do, however, point out to British authorities that a major accident or disaster could have an impact on the ocean around Iceland. The Planning Inspectorate of England and Wales informed the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources in November about plans to construct Sizewell C. Icelandic authorities had until August 19 to express their opinion.
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