Campaigners dismayed as application to dump Hinkley Point mud in the Bristol Channel is approved. Anti-nuclear campaigners have expressed ‘deep dismay’ following confirmation that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has approved EDF Energy’s application to dump mud and sediment from the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station into a coastal site close to the north Somerset town of Portishead. “The MMO document endangers health all around the estuary, including the coast of south Wales, as the Welsh Government Davidson Committee’s independent report makes it clear that material dumped at Portishead travels anticlockwise round the estuary,” Geiger Bay spokesperson Richard Bramhall said. “This includes a long-term threat from inhalable particles of uranium and plutonium. We are facing a culture of deliberate ignorance. Future generations will pay the price.”
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The UK and Ireland Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) and the campaigning group Geiger Bay express their deep dismay on the decision over the weekend by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to allow EDF Energy to dredge mud and sediment from the cleared Hinkley Point C site into a coastal site close to the North Somerset town of Portishead. (1) That this controversial decision was issued unusually over a weekend in the middle of the holiday season, and from initial reading, appears to be a rushed response after previous delay, adds to that dismay. The NFLA and other groups raised significant concerns in our submission to the MMO urging them not to approve this application. Our concerns, like that of local councils and a wide range of environmental and community groups, appear to have been simply ignored. Campaigning groups and other environmental groups are now seeking legal advice on the decision document.
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