plans to filter Hinkley waste in the sea are withdrawn
plans to transport nuclear waste from Oldbury power station near
Bristol to Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea have been scrapped
- which manages the decommissioned Hinkley Point A site - has
also withdrawn plans to dissolve waste in acid and then filter
it into the Bristol Channel.
"revised waste strategy" will involve storing low level
spent fuel debris at Hinkley in concrete boxes.
said: "technical challenges" had led to the change of
plan. The move has been welcomed by campaigners opposed to transport
Jeffrey, of pressure group Stop Hinkley, said: "It's much
better to deal with the waste where it's been produced rather
than transporting it around the country where it's susceptible
to accidents or terrorism."
Councillor Michael Caswell said he had "always been an avid
campaigner against the importation of waste to Hinkley",
and he was pleased Magnox had scrapped its plans to move waste
to the site from Oldbury.
Magnox is still considering proposals to bring metal skips used
to store spent fuel debris from other sites to Hinkley.