AN application for dredging and disposal of mud at Portishead – part of work to create a nuclear power station – has been approved. EDF Energy, who are building Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, have been given permission for mud dredging and disposal in the Severn Estuary in order to install a cooling water system for the station. The approval followed public consultation by govenment agency Marine Management Organisation, with work to begin shortly. There will be two phases of dredging and disposal as part of this next stage in marine construction; the first will begin this summer, with the remaining dredging being completed in 2022.
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