Oxford Brookes University’s Impact Assessment Unit has been appointed to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impacts of constructing the nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C. Awarded by the Local Government Association’s New Nuclear Local Authorities Group, the study aims to understand the real impacts of nuclear new builds and compare it with the predicted impacts outlined in the environmental impact assessment. The study will also seek to explain unforeseen consequences and how they can be better managed in the planning and assessment process for future projects. There will also be reference to impacts experience from other nuclear new build activities and to other UK major projects, such as Cross Rail, HS2 and the London Olympics.
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EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd and Doosan Babcock Ltd have been fined £200,000 and £150,000 respectively following an incident where a worker fell from height at Hinkley Point B power station in 2017. The companies were also ordered to each pay half of the prosecution costs of £36,353.84 by His Honour Judge Ticehurst at a hearing at Taunton Crown Court on Friday, 1 February.
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