Tessa Munt has 'deep-seated reservations' over nuclear power
MP has this week said she has "deep-seated reservations"
about nuclear power following the government's expansion of Hinkley
Point power station.
Munt told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is no secret that I have
deep-seated reservations about nuclear power generation."
main concern has always been that no long-term plan exists to
deal with the last 60 years waste, let alone the next 60
added: "However, this week's news makes it abundantly clear
that Hinkley C will go ahead, so my focus now turns to ensuring
local people and businesses get the best possible benefit and
those who have concerns over the environmental and safety aspects
my 'business hat' on, I will continue to seek guarantees that
Treasury Ministers will ensure French and Chinese investment benefits
local residents and contributes to the regions economy,
not just their own. I have already met with Treasury Ministers
about this, and have been invited back for another meeting on
is a huge project, estimated to cost £16bn, and French Government-backed
EDF has promised 25,000 jobs over its lifetime. If handled properly,
these jobs will be good for Somerset, and the project has the
potential to provide a huge boost to the region's economy."
government announced the go-ahead of Hinkley Point's expansion
on Monday following lengthy discussions, as reported here.
Ministers and EDF have been in talks for more than a year.