THOUSANDS of people have written to the Environment Agency over concerns that plans to dump radioactive waste in Teesside will pose a risk to communities. An application has been made by Augean North Ltd for a low level radioactive waste permit at their existing Port Clarence site, between Stockton and Billingham. The Environment Agency, which held a consultation which ended in January, published its report yesterday. About 2,300 people took part in the four-month exercise, with only 13 supporting the application. The Environment Agency is now considering these in determining whether to grant the permit, taking into account information submitted by Augean North. The operator has been asked to provide further information, with a decision expected to be made by the end of January 2021. Members of the public, as well members of Stockton on Tees Borough Council and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council commented on the socioeconomic impact and the general impact on the area, as well as the potential impact on regeneration plans. Last year, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen criticised the plans, which he said were against the interests of those living in surrounding areas. The report can be viewed by visiting consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/north-east/port-clarence-landfill-permit-application
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The Environment Agency has published the responses of a public consultation regarding an application by Augean North Ltd. The application is for a Low Level Radioactive Waste Permit at their existing Port Clarence site on Teesside. Some 2,300 people took part in the four-month consultation at the end of 2019, submitting their comments and concerns on how the development could potentially pose a risk to the environment and local communities. The Environment Agency is now considering these in determining whether to grant the permit, taking into account information submitted by the applicant, Augean North. The operator has been asked to provide further information to support the decision process – this is expected by the end of January 2021.
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