Austria plans to appeal against a ruling by Europe’s second-highest court which rejected its objections to Britain’s plans for a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, the country’s sustainability minister said on Monday. “Our lawyers have examined this in detail in the past weeks. We believe the chances of an appeal remain intact,” Sustainability Minister Elisabeth Koestinger said in an interview with newspaper Kronen Zeitung.
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Austria plans to appeal against a ruling by Europe’s second-highest court which rejected its objections to Britain’s plans for new nuclear power plants at Hinkley Point, the country’s sustainability minister said.
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The dumping of mud and sediment from a nuclear plant site will start this week off Cardiff Bay after a delay. Thousands of tonnes of material will be dredged from the Hinkley Point C building site in Somerset. The developer wants to dispose of 300,000 tonnes of mud across the Bristol Channel in the Cardiff Grounds, a little more than a mile out to sea. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said the work would start on Thursday despite hundreds attending a protest. The move has met with protests, with some politicians opposing it as well as 7,000 people who signed a petition sent in to the National Assembly.
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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, and 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.
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