MORE than 5,000 people have signed a petition against the dumping of potentially radioactive mud in the waters off the Vale of Glamorgan coast. The petition calls for a licence to dump the mud from Hinkley Point nuclear reactor in the waters off south Wales to be suspended and will now have to be debated in a full plenary meeting. The petition was established by marine radiation expert Tim Deere-Jones. Welsh Government cabinet secretary for the environment Lesley Griffiths AM recently stated all licences are granted within legal requirements but Vale council leader Cllr John Thomas has expressed his concerns at the proposal.
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YOUNG people are being encouraged to sign-up to be part of one of Europe’s biggest construction projects – and they don’t necessarily need to have an interest in building or engineering to apply. EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C team yesterday launched a new programme called Young HPC for young people aged 16-21 at the One Step Foundation’s Somerset Careers Fair held in the Sedgemoor Auction House. EDF say Young HPC is designed to help local young people discover the diverse range of job opportunities available to them at the Hinkley Point C project – everything from catering and security to marine work, welding and administration work.
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