News in brief: Legal challenge launched to stop waste from nuclear plant construction being dumped in the Bristol Channel. Campaigners from England and Wales have formed a new group to oppose the dumping of sediment from the construction of a nuclear power station in the Severn Estuary and are taking legal action to block the plans. The Save the Severn Estuary / Cofiwch Môr Hafren campaign involves the Geiger Bay coalition and groups from the English side of the estuary, and is seeking to halt the dumping of sediment from the construction of the Hinkley C power station in the Marine Protected Area (MPA) near Portishead, Bristol. The group is urging the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to revoke the license granted earlier this year to EDF to dump the waste, which they say puts the MMO in breach of its international obligations to protect marine environments such as the Severn Estuary. They are also demanding the UK’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, acknowledges the ban on any dumping that causes harm in the Marine Protected Area and instruct the MMO appropriately.
Nation Cymru 7th Oct 2021 read more »