Environmentalists are stepping up the battle against the potential killing of many millions of fish in the seawater cooling system being constructed for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station – across the Bristol Channel. Today (October 27th) is the last day for individuals and organisations to “register an interest” in the forthcoming public inquiry into the controversial cooling system under-construction at Hinkley Point C. The concern is not only about the huge volume of fish which will be killed – but also the fact that many of the fish will be “juveniles” – the killing of which will progressively remove whole species from Bristol Channel waters. A new seawater intake which was supposed to “minimise fish kill” was approved in 20123 – but it’s now being said that this intake won’t have the desired effect and fish mortality will be unacceptably high. The inquiry will also hear from Environment Agency experts who claim that, amongst the fish which will be killed in the intakes, are some which are classified as European Protected Species. (It is an offence under Conservation of Habitats & Species legislation to harm such fish).
Penarth News 27th Oct 2020 read more »
Stop Hinkley’s submission to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the material change application to not use Acoustic Fish Deterrent at Hinkley Point C (HPC).
No2NuclearPower 28th Oct 2020 read more »