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Inadequate radiation testing of Hinkley mud: Plaid calls for further testing

Glamorgan Gem 30th Aug 2018 , Plaid Cymru councillors in Barry have warned against disposing more than
300,000 tonnes of mud from Hinkley Point a few miles off the coast from
Cardiff, Penarth and Barry. Earlier this year Natural Resources Wales (NRW)
said sample results of the dredged material had demonstrated it is safe,
but campaigners claim it has been “insufficiently tested”.
NRW gave the French company EDF a licence to move mud from the construction site at
Hinkley Point C and release it at ‘Cardiff Grounds’ in the Severn
Channel where it can be dispersed. Plaid points out that concerns have been
raised by marine scientist Tim Deere-Jones that the mud has not been tested
for radioactivity at a depth lower than five centimetres and that the wrong
tests have been carried out. Cllr Nic Hodges, who represents Barry Island
and Barry’s West End on the Vale Council, spoke at a rally outside the
Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Bank Holiday Monday, calling for further testing.


September 3, 2018 - Posted by | environment, UK

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