Carol Vorderman calls for halt to Hinkley Point 'debacle'
star Carol Vorderman has waded into the Hinkley Point power station
debate by calling the project a "debacle".
Vorderman tweeted: "Isn't it time to stop this debacle now?
A system of generation where you and I will subsidise the cost
replace with the Severn Barrage or tidal lagoons. Cheaper, safer
and better than Hinkley Point," she added.
comments come as the future of the £18bn project to construct
two reactors at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea has been called
into question this week by the resignation of Thomas Piquemal,
EDFs finance chief.
Piquemal left the company over the weekend reportedly because
of fears that the huge cost could prove too much of a strain on
the companys balance sheet. But Jean-Bernard Levy, chief
executive of EDF, has given his support to the project, as we
£18billion project to build two new-generation nuclear reactors
at Hinkley Point is due to go ahead with Chinese partner CGN.
plan was first announced in 2013, but an investment decision has
been put off as EDF struggles to find partners and financing.
problems at two similar nuclear plants under construction in France
and Finland threaten more delays to EDF's British plans.
TV star Carol Vorderman, who has spoken out against Hinkley Point
C this week (pic 21stCenturyGreenstuff)