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Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) feeling encouraged: public opinion turning against Sizewell nuclear project

East Anglian Daily Times 23rd April 2019 Is tide turning against Sizewell C? Opponents are feeling encouraged. Campaigners claim the proposals for a new nuclear power station on the
Suffolk coast have been “exposed as entirely inadequate” – and  believe it cannot be built.
Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) feel thetide is turning against the proposals for two new nuclear reactors and claim people will decide the evidence is “overwhelming and terminal”.
EDF Energy believes nuclear power has a “strong future”, work is under
way on its Hinkley Point C new build and plans for the Suffolk project are
progressing well.
However, TASC chairman Pete Wilkinson says the most
recent plans shown in the company’s stage three consultation for Sizewell C
have been “exposed as entirely inadequate”. He said: “Since the
delivery of a 1,500-signature petition to the Leader of Suffolk County
Council, we have seen a surge in support for our position of outright
opposition to Sizewell, local artists and actors voicing their concerns and
the RSPB warning that the most important bird reserve in the country,
Minsmere, is potentially threatened by the Sizewell development.
“Our petitions are attracting more and more signatures and we are convinced that
the hurdles to building such a complicated and dangerous plant in such a
confined and remote area will be recognised as overwhelming and terminal.
“With recent increased media interest in the issue, people are waking up
to the sheer scale of the environmental and infrastructure changes the
plant will require and they are becoming more and more vocal in opposition.
It is very encouraging.” TASC has voiced concerns over the suitability of
the Sizewell site, claiming it is too small for the proposed development,
potential loss of SSSI, visual intrusion, noise and light pollution and the
negative impact it will have on the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and
Heritage Coast.
TASC secretary Joan Girling said: “Our detailed report
clearly demonstrates three things: we require much more information from
EDF before we can fully appreciate the impact of their plans; even on the
information available, it is clear that the dis-benefits associated with
Sizewell C far outweigh the putative benefits, and EDF must plan for a
fourth round of consultation.”

April 23, 2019 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear, UK

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