Completed petition Demand an EIA now on the dumping of radioactively contaminated mud in Welsh waters.
We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government to invoke the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 in respect of uncertainties, and to ensure that a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is carried out before any further sediment from Hinkley Point nuclear power station can be dumped at Cardiff Grounds.
Don't allow the Welsh government to break their own law!
The EIA must provide
Detailed baseline data on the behaviour and fate of material dumped at Cardiff Grounds;
Full radiological analysis including detection of alpha-emitting particles;
A detailed and up-to-date assessment of potential radiological impacts on the population of south Wales;
Containing nuclear pollutants on land rather than dispersing them at sea;
Respecting international agreements on marine dumping;
Protecting the Severn Estuary.
We also call on the Senedd to ensure that any EIA is NOT scoped by pro-nuclear interests.
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This topic was debated on 21 October 2020
The petition was debated by the Senedd in Plenary on 21 October 2020
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Announcement by EDF Hinkley Point C
On 2 October 2020, the Hinkley Point C project announced that it has decided to carry out a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as part of its licence application to dispose of mud dredged in the Bristol Channel.
You can find more details here: https://www.edfenergy.com/energy/nuclear-new-build-projects/hinkley-point-c/news-views/update-on-mud-dredging