Campaigners against proposals for mud dredged from the site of a former nuclear power station in Somerset to be dumped off the coast of Cardiff, say they will continue their opposition despite reports that another location is also now being considered for disposing of the waste. Last February EDF Energy applied to National Resources Wales for a licence to dump 800,0000 tonnes of mud dredged as part of building work for the Hinkley C plant that is being built on the site of the disused Hinkley Point A facility. Two years ago, EDF were given permission to dump 300,000 tonnes of mud from the site off the Cardiff coast, despite protests and following a Senedd debate. A petition against the latest proposals received over 10,000 signatures and triggered another debate in the Senedd in October. EDF Energy are due to restart dredging as part of works to install cooling water intakes in the Bristol Channel and has confirmed alongside the application to NRW it has also applied to the Marine Management Organisation for disposal at the Portishead licensed disposal site in Somerset. The company also says that either the site off Cardiff or the Portishead site will be used for the entirety of the disposal.
Nation Cymru 12th Jan 2021 read more »