Hinkley Point nuclear plant mud monitoring plan backed. A final obstacle to plans to dispose of mud and sediment off Cardiff Bay from a nuclear plant site has been overcome. Thousands of tonnes of material needs to be dredged from the Hinkley Point C building site in Somerset, but there has been opposition from campaigners. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has now approved the monitoring plan. “We’re confident the proposed activity will not harm people or the environment and the material is suitable for disposal,” said a NRW spokesman. The developer wants to dispose of 300,000 tonnes of mud across the Bristol Channel in the Cardiff Grounds, a little over a mile out to sea from Cardiff Bay. But campaigners claimed the mud could be contaminated with nuclear waste from the old Hinkley nuclear stations. They have also alleged that testing of samples has been inadequate and there is insufficient evidence about how sea currents will move the sediment after it has been dumped.
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