TASC Hails ‘GAMECHANGING’ Breakthrough In Opposition To Sizewell C. County Councillors Vow To Fight Edf’s Plans For New Reactors At Sizewell. On Sunday 2nd February, at the Riverside Centre in Stratford St Andrew, TASC showed two films – one beautifully shot by Friends of the Earth Suffolk Coastal highlighting the fragile habitat that will be lost if Sizewell C is built, the other a French-made documentary ‘The French Nuclear Trap’ – to over 30 local councillors including three from Suffolk County Council. TASC was happy to host three representatives from Stop Hinkley all of whom are living through the construction of Hinkley C. They gave the audience an insight into what fate awaits East Suffolk should the plans for Sizewell be approved. They spoke of gridlocked streets in Bridgewater, of 24 hour a day light and noise pollution, a rise in prostitution, employers losing key members of staff, long-term tenants being kicked out of their homes to enable landlords to cash-in on the demand for accommodation from EdF’s workforce and a total change in the way of life for thousands around the Somerset coastal area. They also pointed to the predictions for far greater sea level rise than was taken into account when Hinkley C’s planning application was made and compared these dire warnings to the inadequate precautions which have been constructed in defence of the site. The meeting was addressed by three supportive county councillors who promised to generate the sort of debate within the council which has hitherto been so sadly lacking. They felt that the film should be made available to all councillors. Moreover, they promised to demand that the council state its outright opposition to the EdF plans.
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