Daily News Roundup, 4 April 2020
Decisions on future nuclear builds have been pushed back at three potential new sites due to the coronavirus crisis. The planning process for Wylfa Newydd, Sizewell C and Bradwell B have all been delayed by periods ranging from weeks to months. A decision on Horizon Nuclear’s application for a development consent order (DCO) for Wylfa Newydd – the shelved nuclear project in Anglesey, North Wales – has been pushed back by six months by the government, from 31 March to … read more »
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EDF Energy wants to dredge another 780,000 tonnes of contaminated sediment and dump it off the coast of Cardiff
In 2018 EdeF Energy applied for and received permission to dredge 300,000 tons of radioactively contaminated sediment from Bridgwater Bay and dump it off Cardiff. (1) The sediment contains everything that has come out of the outflow pipes over the last 50 years from the Hinkley Point A and B nuclear power stations.
EdeF now wants to deposit up to a further 780,000 tonnes of sediment. The developers have submitted a plan to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) for sampling and testing … read more »
The poor state of EDF’s finances is threatening to leave UK and French taxpayers and electricity consumers with a huge bill if construction of Hinkley Point C (HPC) is not stopped as soon as possible, according to a new report by Emeritus Professor of Energy Policy, Steve Thomas.
The 2017 National Audit Office (NAO) report noted that the outlook for EDF and its ability to finance its investments had changed significantly for the worse since the project was initiated. The cost … read more »