Members of The Stop Hinkley campaign organisation and other anti-nuclear groups have this week written to the UK’s nuclear regulator over its lack of a response to a recent incident at the Hinkley Point C construction site in which a silo was damaged. As reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here, at around 7.30am on June 10th, a large dust cloud was released from a silo in the concrete batching plant, known as the GGBS Silo, which is used to store aggregates for concrete production. There has been concern about how the 35-metre tall tower, weighing 5,000 tonnes, suffered “structural damage”. The Stop Hinkley group says it has expressed concern that this represents a wider lack of control of the nuclear industry by the Office for Nuclear Regulation. EDF says an investigation is underway.
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The next phase of the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant construction project in the United Kingdom will fuel a major boost to jobs nationwide, the French-based owner of the project announced Wednesday. EDF Energy said the so-called “MEH” phase of Hinkley Point C construction will include installation of storage tanks, fitting of electrical systems, cables and pipework. Some 1,200 new jobs and 300 apprenticeships will be created across the British supply chain, according to the EDF announcement. The $25 billion nuclear plant work was begun several years ago and is hoped to be completing Unit 1 by 2025. It will be the UK’s first new nuclear generation capacity in years.
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1,200 new jobs and 300 apprenticeships for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C.
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