January 21, 2011
hears concerns from Burnham-based Hinkley parents group
Tessa Munt has this week discussed Hinkley Point health concerns
with members of the Burnham-based group 'Parents Concerned About
Tessa met Jo Brown, the group spokesperson for Parents Concerned
about Hinkley (PCAH), to discuss proposals to build two new reactors
at Hinkley Point power station.
PCAH is a long-running Burnham-based campaign group that has
collected data and produced reports answering local concerns regarding
cancer clusters, particularly childhood leukaemia.
The MP was told that several health studies produced by the group
have been ignored by the authorities and that official studies
are often criticised for omitting data or collecting data under
the wrong sample criteria.
Members of PCAH told the MP that all health issues relating to
Hinkley should be fully considered before further development
begins. The group has prepared a number of health-related questions
which it wants answered by government.
Tessa told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am always very happy to
meet constituents regarding any matter of concern and to help
obtain answers to questions posed to Government."