Proposals to install ‘hundreds’ of Portakabins in a village near Burnham-On-Sea to serve as temporary accommodation for Hinkley Point workers
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ONR to prosecute EDF Energy and Doosan Babcock after a roof fall at the Hinkley Point B nuclear plant left a worker with a cracked vertebrae.
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PLANS to dump 300,000 tonnes of mud from the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset off the coast of south Wales have been with widespread opposition, with campaigners claiming it could be radioactive. EDF Energy, which is constructing the new £18 billion power station – which is just 43 miles away from Newport across the Bristol Channel – has been granted a licence by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to dispose of mud from the site about one mile out to sea off the coast of Cardiff. But campaigners have said they are concerned the mud from the site, which has been home to a nuclear power station since 1976, could be contaminated with radiation and hazardous to the health of people and wildlife and damaging to the environment, and a protest against the plans will be held outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Bank Holiday Monday.
South Wales Free Press 22nd Aug 2018 read more »
The dumping of radioactive mud would break the law because the project has had no Environmental Impact Assessment carried out to ensure that the radioactive mud has been properly assessed as to the risk to the environment and people’s health! Without such an assessment it would also fall foul of Section 4 of the Environment Wales Act 2016 which requires full consideration of all relevant evidence and gather evidence on uncertainties, the Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015 which requires public bodies in Wales to think about the long-term impact of their decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other and the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
Medium 22nd Aug 2018 read more »
Letter: Hinkley Point C (HPC), with a capital cost of £20 billion, will generate around 27 TWhours of electricity a year based on a load factor of 95 per cent. There would need to be around 12,000 MW of wind turbines installed to match that of HPC. At £2 million per MW that is a capital cost of £24bn. In addition, HPC could generate for 80 years hence to match the lifetime output of 2,160 TWhours. The 12,000 MW wind farm would need to be replaced three times, giving a total capital c ost of £96bn. HPC can generate even if the wind fails to blow.
Herald 23rd Aug 2018 read more »