waste fears raised by Burnham-On-Sea campaign group
Burnham-based anti-nuclear campaign group has this week voiced
concern over plans for 25 lorry loads of "highly radioactive"
waste to be transported through the area on their way to Hinkley
Parents Concerned About Hinkley (PCAH) says it is worried about
safety and security when the lorries are set to begin moving the
nuclear waste through our area.
Brown from PCAH, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Nuclear Decommissioning Agency is again seeking to transport highly
radioactive skips to Hinkley Point from other sites including
Sizewell and Oldbury."
would mean a continuous transport from the east coast of the UK
to the west coast. You will be exposed to lethal radioactive air
spite of repeatedly claiming to prioritise safety, the NDA are
actually seeking to cut the cost of providing on-site decommissioning
facilities around the UK for the skips."
stakeholders previously vehemently opposed importing skips to
Hinkley and were assured that it would not happen - so much for
trust in the UKs nuclear regulators."
an NDA spokesman played down the concerns this week, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Following a review of its waste strategy, Magnox plans to
transport a small volume of waste from three sites to Hinkley
believe this approach will make best use of our assets, maximise
the environmental benefits by recycling as much metal as practicable,
and save the taxpayer money."
plans will result in the interim storage at Hinkley Point A of
around 15 additional intermediate level waste packages, out of
approximately 1,000 such packages at Hinkley Point, and up to
25 additional lorry movements."
transport movements are conducted in accordance with the regulations
on transporting radioactive material in Great Britain."
plans do not compromise safety, security or the environment and
are subject to planning consent. Magnox will continue to engage
with stakeholders as its plans progress."