The dumping a mile offshore from Penarth of what is alleged by the environmental group Friends of the Earth to be potentially radioactive mud has been abruptly postponed – less than a week before the operation was due to begin . The mud is to be dredged from the sea bed adjacent to the nuclear power station complex at Hinkley Point on the Somerset coast in order to lay new cooling pipelines for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station being built by the French firm EDF. On August 6th 2018 EDF had given the Welsh Labour Government’s environmental watchdog Natural Resources Wales the bare minimum period required – of 10 days’ notice – of the intention to begin dumping on August 16th. Now that August 16th start date has been suddenly postponed until sometime September 2018. No reason for the postponement has been given.
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