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Welsh Labour Government allows Hinkley nuclear station’s mud dumping off Penarth, despite local opposition

Penarth Daily News 11th Oct 2018 , The Welsh Labour Gover nment last night marshalled every vote it could
muster to see-off the combined forces of Plaid Cymru and the Conservative
Party in order to allow the dumping of 320,000 tons of ‘nuclear mud’
off Penarth to continue uninterrupted .

Outside the Welsh Assembly last night – immediately before the debate and vote on the issue in the
Assembly chamber – a mass protest rally took place attended by over 300
demonstrators who were addressed by the leader of Plaid Cymru Adam Price.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Barry Town Council votes to oppose the
dumping but a call for a debate on the issue in Penarth Town Council –
which had been initiated by the Deputy Mayor of Penarth Cllr Angela Thomas
– was quashed by the Labour Party.

PDN sources say the Labour leadership didn’t want to rock the sensitive Labour boat so near to a party
leadership election – due in December. Speaking against the
Plaid/Conservative motion was the Welsh Labour Government’s Energy
Minister Lesley Griffiths – a former personal secretary .

It was she whohad issued the licence to allow the mud dumping in the first place. She
said it was “deeply disappointing there are some who are deliberately
seeking to mislead the public for their own political gains and
misrepresenting the facts”. Griffiths warned the skippers of the fishing
boats circling in the waters outside the Assembly not to attempt any
blockade of the mud-dumping operation because it would be “a risk to
public safety”.

October 13, 2018 - Posted by | politics, UK

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