Sizewell C – The environment, coastal morphology and climate change – a 2020 perspective. Nick Scarr, Consultant Engineer: EDF are proposing to construct 2 EPR nuclear power on the Suffolk coast. However, the Joint Response of Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk County Council to EDF Energy’s Stage 3 Public Consultation 26th March 2019, indicates the view that EDF’s published plans for Sizewell C do not show adequate protection from coastal erosion or flood risk over the site life. Nor is the design, either with an element of failsafe capacity or capability of future adaptation, future-proofed against the ramping effects of climate change. The Councils note that the sea defences proposed are inadequate, observing that EDF has given a misleading impression of the seaward extent of the hard-coastal defence feature (HCDF) and that there will be an unknown impact on the coastline and coastal processes caused by the proposed footprint of Sizewell C being further seaward than Sizewell B.
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