The Welsh Labour Government has been castigated today for agreeing to a scheme to dredge 320,000 tonnes of potentially radioctive mud from the shore adjacent to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station complex in Somerset – and dispose of it by dumping it in the sea just a mile off shore from Penarth. The criticisms came from several speakers at a large protest rally attended by over 300 local people of all political persuasions outside the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff Bay. Scores of protestors attending today’s rally brought young children and even toddlers with them – making the point that if the mud to be dumped off Cardiff and Penarth is radioactive and could affect many generations still to come.
Penarth Daily News 27th Aug 2018 read more »
The Environment watchdog in Wales has hit back at Independent Assembly Member, Neil McEvoy’s criticism of its decision to allow mud from outside a nuclear power plant in England to be dumped in Welsh waters. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has given a license to an energy company to move 300,000 tonnes of mud dredged from outside Somerset’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power site to waters near Cardiff Bay. Neil McEvoy AM was among hundreds of campaigners who gathered outside the Senedd yesterday to protest the mud being dumped in Wales. NRW said the sediment has been tested by independent experts on three occasions in 2009, 2013 and 2017. It said the tests in 2009 were sampled in depth and they were shown to be safe within international limits. It said the data from those samples is still completely credible and there is “no risk to human health or the environment”.
ITV 28th Aug 2018 read more »