EDF Energy has confirmed it will carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment as part of its licence application to dispose of mud dredged from the construction of the new Hinkley C nuclear power station in the sea off Cardiff Bay. In February EDF applied to National Resources Wales for a licence to dump 800,0000 tonnes of mud dredged as part of building work for the new plant that is being built on the site of the disused Hinkley Point A facility near Bridgwater in Somerset. 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 has triggered a debate in the Senedd on 21 October. GeigerBay, a coalition of scientists, experts, individuals and organisations formed to oppose the plans, have been calling for an EIA and say there is evidence of plutonium contamination in the mud.
Nation Cymru 6th Oct 2020 read more »