Plaid Cymru councillors in Barry have warned against disposing more than 300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point a few miles off the coast from Cardiff, Penarth and Barry. Earlier this year Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said sample results of the dredged material had demonstrated it is safe, but campaigners claim it has been “insufficiently tested”. NRW gave the French company EDF a licence to move mud from the construction site at Hinkley Point C and release it at ‘Cardiff Grounds’ in the Severn Channel where it can be dispersed. Plaid points out that concerns have been raised by marine scientist Tim Deere-Jones that the mud has not been tested for radioactivity at a depth lower than five centimetres and that the wrong tests have been carried out. Cllr Nic Hodges, who represents Barry Island and Barry’s West End on the Vale Council, spoke at a rally outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Bank Holiday Monday, calling for further testing.
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