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Most Maldon District Councillors oppose Bradwell big nuclear development: small reactors would carry the same dangers.

Maldon Standard 7th Jan 2021, A CAMPAIGN group is calling for a council to make up its mind about a proposed nuclear power plant. Last month, Maldon District Council voted in
favour of a recommendation to send a letter in support of the development of small modular reactors at the site of Bradwell B power station. The letter was sent to MP John Whittingdale and to the head of nuclear development at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in support of the development.
Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG) said “We find this suggestion flies entirely in the face of recent pronouncements from the Council.” Previously the council reviewed its
position to back Bradwell B due to the environmental and ecological impacts it would have.
Now BANNG says Maldon District Council “can’t have it both ways”. Spokesman Varrie Blowers said: “BANNG has always maintained that the main problem with any new nuclear development at Bradwell was the unsuitability of the site itself. “It was clear during the recent debates
on the plans for Bradwell B that a strong majority of councillors agreed with BANNG that Bradwell is an unsuitable, unacceptable and unsustainable site for nuclear development.
“It is this message that needs to be made clear so that the site is removed from the Government’s list of potentially suitable sites. “Small modular reactors would create the same
environmental, heritage and ecological problems as those opposed by Maldon
District Council in relation to Bradwell B.”

January 9, 2021 - Posted by | politics, Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, UK

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