Point pylons may become terrorism target, warns Burnham MP
MP says pylons planned to service Hinkley Point C could provide
a target for terrorists.
MP James Heappey is firmly against the proposed 40-mile chain
of pylons and has suggested cables should buried under the sea
During a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday evening,
he said the pylons were "untested and unwanted" and
their visual impact would hurt the local economy.
But he also argued that terrorists would 'delight' in targeting
the pylons in a bid to damage Britain's infrastructure, given
the large amount of power that they would deliver to the rest
of the country.
He said: "The security of these pylons is another issue.
Any number of terrorist organisations would delight in the opportunity
to hit our infrastructure, and taking out a pylon might seem a
reasonably easy way of doing so."
A decision on whether the overhead power lines through Somerset
will go ahead is due to be taken by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd
over the next week.