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Severn Estuary – internationally significant fish nursery – threatened by Hinkley radioactive mud

Four Weeks to Save-the-Severn estuary!

Energy giant, EDF,  has been dumping millions of tonnes of mud and sediment contaminated by the decades of discharges from the Hinkley nuclear power stations.  Dumping is convenient and cheaper than using the sediments on their construction site.  They are dredging these sediments to build a giant seawater  extraction system for cooling water, which will be short-lived as its slaughter of millions of fish a year has to end.  This Estuary is an internationally important fish nursery and Marine Protection Area.

Despite fierce opposition, dumping of Hinkley mud and sediment went ahead off Cardiff in 2018 and it’s too late to change what happened. Since that time, increased radioactivity has been detected in coastal mud. It could have been different. Now they have a licence to dump off Portishead, Bristol – but we have Court permission to challenge that licence and stop EDF resuming dumping in April.
Save The Severn, an independent, science-led campaign group, have won a day in court to challenge further dumping. Without the effort and expense of delaying EDF through legal means, the bosses of the company would be able to simply do as they please. Can you help to ensure the legal case is heard?

The court case is heard on Tue 8 March 2022. We have four weeks to save the Severn Estuary and many donations from  £1 upwards will reach our target. It’s easy to do, please visit the Save The Severn fundraising page here:

February 17, 2022 - Posted by | environment, UK

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