Campaigners press for full testing of nuclear plant sediment in effort to halt dumping off Cardiff coast. Campaigners are calling for plans to dump mud from the construction of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station into the sea off Cardiff Bay to be halted. Campaign group Geiger Bay are pressing for extensive testing of the sediment following what they say is evidence of plutonium contamination, a claim that Westminster’s Environment Agency (EA) denies. In February environment watchdog Natural Resources Wales confirmed they had received an application from EDF Energy, who want to dump 800,0000 tonnes of sediment dredged as part of building work for the new plant at Hinkley Point, the site of the disused Hinkley Point A facility. Geiger Bay are a coalition of scientists, experts, individuals and organisations formed to oppose the plans. Two years ago, EDF were given the green light to dump 300,000 tonnes of mud off the Cardiff coast. Despite protests and a petition signed by over 7,000 people, and the support of Senedd Member Neil McEvoy, a full Senedd debate failed to convince the Welsh Government to halt the dumping.
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Demand an EIA now on the dumping of radioactively contaminated mud in Welsh waters.
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