Nuclear vote may hit Sizewell C bid

Councils in Cumbria had expressed an interest in developing a long-term storage plant near the Sellafield site – however members of the county council’s cabinet voted 7 -3 against pressing ahead with plans for a £12billion waste store in the west of the county. Suffolk county councillor with responsibility for planning, Guy McGregor, said the…

Nuclear Delay As Edf Funds Investigated

EDF Energy’s £14billion reactor project in Somerset faces further delays of at least two years for the European Commission to consider if the French state-backed company is being granted illegal state aid by Britain, a UK rival warned yesterday. EDF is demanding generous subsidies, funded by levies on British consumers’ bills, as well as loan…

Sizewell Emergency Plan Review – A Further Update

At last the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit (SJEPU) has published – in the wake of the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant disaster – its review of the Sizewell Emergency Arrangements in a document entitled ‘Have Your Say’. Basically this document proposes increasing the present Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ) from its present 2.4 km to…