A CAMPAIGN group has called the pausing of talks regarding a new nuclear power station a “silver lining” and hopes the proposal will be scrapped altogether. The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group reacted after it was announced engagement and active project work on Bradwell B will be paused for at least a year and says it indicates a “significant reversal” for the project. Talks between Maldon District Council and Bradwell B Power Generation Company – a collaboration between China General Nuclear (CGN) and EDF – have stalled. The Bradwell group said, in order to tightly control expenditure, it needs to pause aspects of the project it is not yet ready to progress. But BANNG chairman Prof Andy Blowers said: “Despite urging the developer to suspend public engagement during the pandemic, BANNG was told the national need was urgent and it was in the public interest that the proposed development is not indefinitely or even substantially delayed.
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