Public inquiry on Hinkley Point C Acoustic Fish Deterrents – what could be the huge impact on marine life if they are not built? In a public inquiry held following a request by EDF Energy to renege from a licence condition to build ‘Acoustic Fish Deterrents’ on the intake pipes that will be built to move cooling water between the new nuclear reactor and the sea. This issue is of real concern given the huge level of fish deaths that has been predicted if such deterrents are not built. It is one of a number of biodiversity concerns around new nuclear which will be the focus as well of a joint webinar the NFLA is involved in organising. This takes place on the 7th October with speakers including prominent environmentalist Jonathon Porritt, CEO of the Wildlife Trusts Craig Bennett, and former CEO of Good Energy Juliet Davenport.
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