The first phase of the dumping of mud off the coast of Cardiff as part of work to build a new nuclear power station in Somerset has been completed. EDF, the firm building Hinkley Point C, said contractors have completed the work. Campaigners had demanded more tests on the sediment, taken from a site in the seabed near the new facility. But EDF said the sediment was not radioactive under UK law and posed no threat to human health. A second phase of dredging is yet to take place with work potentially taking place in 2020. Further dredging “will be required ahead of drilling the vertical shafts for the cooling water system for the new power station. We will work closely with the appropriate experts to prepare our licence application and will again comply with all requirements. We also fully support all efforts to inform and explain the dredging work to the public.”

BBC 12th Oct 2018 read more »

CALLS to suspend the dumping of sediment from the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant off the coast of Cardiff have been rejected by the Welsh Assembly.

Somerset County Gazette 12th Oct 2018 read more »


Published: 13 October 2018