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Suffolk businesses oppose the building of Sizewell nuclear power station

More than 100 rural Suffolk businesses have written to the Government to
oppose the building of a twin reactor nuclear power station. The letter,
which was addressed to Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma amongst others, raised
concerns about the site.

It has attracted signatures from almost 150
individual businesses, farms and landowners in the area. In the letter they
describe the nuclear power station as a “threat” which had been hanging
over their heads for at least eight years. “This would be tolerable if
the Sizewell C project was for the ‘greater good’,” read the letter.

“But we have concluded that it is not necessary to meet the UK’s
commitment to net zero, and would be a slow, risky and expensive waste of
taxpayers’ money that removes opportunities to make use of alternative,
green, deliverable and cost-effective energy solutions. “Meanwhile, many
of our plans are on hold at a time when farming faces the biggest changes
to the policy framework governing our industry in over 50 years.” The
letter also raised concerns about the impact on farm production which
owners say could “render productive land commercially and logistically
unviable”.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/sizewell-c-construction-opposed-by-suffolk-businesses-1-685656

September 28, 2020 - Posted by | UK

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