MORE than 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for a stop to plans to dump waste from the nuclear power station off the coast of Cardiff. The petition was launched after it was revealed EDF Energy had applied to be allowed to dredge 300,000 tonnes of mud from near Hinkley Point in Somerset and dump it off Cardiff Bay. Although some have claimed the mud could be radioactive, both EDF and the Welsh Government have denied this is the case. A petition launched by South Wales Central AM Neil McEvoy calling for the plans to be reviewed has been signed by more than 5,500 people, meaning it must be debated in the Assembly.
South Wales Argus 8th Oct 2017 read more »
The troubled history of Britain’s replacement nuclear power station Hinkley Point C (HPC) will have received scant, if any, coverage in the U.S. But the story is an illustration of the blind alley in which nuclear power finds itself. The debate is one that is being (or will be) enacted in many other countries that rely on nuclear power as part of their energy mix. Eight years behind schedule, HPC should have come on stream by the end of this year, but is not now likely before 2025 at the earliest (and probably later even than that distant date). In the meantime, repeated delays have added to the costs.
Oil Price 8th Oct 2017 read more »