It may appear that all has been quiet on the eastern front in the recent past but CGN seems intent on carrying out its plans to build Bradwell B and is continuing with its site investigations. 2020 will be an important, probably crucial, year in terms of whether plans for new nuclear power plants move forward. The Bradwell B Generic Design Assessment (GDA) will be at its peak. EDF will apply for Development Consent (DCO) for Sizewell C. We anticipate there will be a big push by the new Government and the nuclear industry for new nuclear development. And Bradwell B will be slowly approaching its pre-application stage, which could begin within the next two years. Time for opposition is, therefore, shortening, urgency is growing and BANNG will need all supporters to play a part. Above all, it is now acknowledged that climate change poses major threats to coastal areas of the world and one of these is the Bradwell B site. We must continue to fight against the hair-brained proposal not only for new nuclear reactors but also the long-term storage of highly radioactive wastes on a site that is vulnerable to sea-level rise, flooding, storm surges and coastal erosion.
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