The Government’s marine watchdog has granted a licence to enable safety work to begin on the off-shore rigs which once provided cooling water input and discharge services for the now-redundant Sizewell A nuclear power station. The go-ahead, from the Marine Management Organisation, which regulates activities in the seas around England, is for the removal of parts of the structures which have deteriorated over the past few decades. Major works will be delayed until later in the year because the structures house one of the UK’s biggest nesting colonies of kittiwakes. With the birds already beginning to pair up, Magnox, which manages the Sizewell A site on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, has pledged to try to minimise disturbance.
East Anglian Daily Times 24th April 2017 read more »