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Plans for Bradwell B nuclear power station could collapse

Campaigners claim plans for Bradwell B nuclear power station could collapse, Clacton Gazette , By Alex Gidden Reporter  28 Sept 20,  CAMPAIGNERS claim plans to build a nuclear power station off the coast of Essex could collapse before the end of the year.

The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group says there is growing “hostility” towards proposals to build a power station in Bradwell and believes the scheme could even be shelved in the coming weeks.

Group chairman Prof Andy Blowers made the bold claim after seeing Japanese firm Hitachi pull out of plans to build its own nuclear power station in north Wales.

He says Hitachi’s decision underlines the “huge expense” associated with building nuclear power stations and believes the Bradwell B project will be binned because of the costs and scale of opposition.

Both Colchester and Maldon councils have rejected planning applications for the power station in the past month.

The applications were jointly submitted by the China General Nuclear Power Group, also known as CGN, and energy firm EDF.

A spokesman for the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group said: “CGN is now fully aware of the mountain it has to climb to get anywhere near planning permission for its massive nuclear juggernaut, which will utterly destroy the environment and wellbeing of the Blackwater region.

“Widespread public protest and influential councils have produced a powerful coalition of outright opposition to the proposals.

Its progress will not be straightforward and will take years to complete.

“By the time it could start operating, it will be a white elephant, unnecessary, uneconomic and redundant………

September 29, 2020 - Posted by | politics, UK

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