A SERIES of public consultation meetings for the Bradwell B nuclear power plant have been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. The project team has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meetings were being staged in various locations across Essex. A spokesman said: “The Bradwell B project has been and listening both to advice from Public Health England and to the concerns of the public, our staff and other stakeholders. The deadline for feedback on the proposals will still be May 27.
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Bradwell B plans more horrendous than feared. But it is NOT a done deal! Plans for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell have been released. The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG), which has campaigned against the project for the last eleven years, has expressed its concern at the scale, devastation, pollution and danger presented in the Chinese developer’s glossy presentation brochure. Commenting on the proposals, Prof. Andy Blowers, Chair of BANNG, said: ‘The plans are even more horrendous than we feared. The scale is enormous, the power station if built will cover an area around 230 times Trafalgar Square. Foundations for the power station will extend down to 60 feet below the ground and the two reactors and turbines will be constructed on a ‘nuclear island’ 25 feet above sea-level. Directly opposite Mersea Island will be cooling towers 200 feet high (higher than the remaining buildings of Bradwell A) and 500 feet wide. A building close to Bradwell Village in which the highly radioactive spent fuel will be stored for upwards of 150 years is also included’.
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Action Plan to respond to BRB consultation.
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