Members of more than 20 town and parish councils surrounding Sizewell have submitted a critical response to proposals for a third nuclear power plant.

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The Sizewell Parishes Liaison Group (SPLG) said details of two new reactors north of the Sizewell B station had not been sufficiently developed to enable full consultation on the impact to local communities.

It labelled the document on Sizewell C “vague and premature, and lacking in specific proposals to compensate the affected local communities” and called the design “an irregular jumble of block type buildings, squashed together in a haphazard manner”.

The first round of consultation began in November and ended on February 6 – a window SPLG said was “unrealistically short”.

It said that EDF Energy could not possibly engage with communities until the financial fundamentals of construction costing, energy pricing and the funding of decommissioning are clarified.

The group did praise the breadth of the consultation, proposals to encourage local people to seek employment, and plans for off-site short term freight storage.

A Sizewell spokeswoman said the new nuclear build team had met more than 4,000 people during consultation and that each issue raised will be considered and recorded. She added: “The feedback will be analysed and used to help develop detailed proposals which will be subject to a further stage of consultation.”

3 comments

  • How exactly is Sizewell a peril for future generation? It is not down to luck that the civil nuclear industry has operated in this country for over 50 years without the major incidents seen in other countries. It is down to expert engineering and safety standards management. The major hindrance to building new nuclear facilities is ignorance from ‘tree huggers’ and ‘do-gooders’ who are ill informed and peddle out unsubstantiated nonsense! Solar panel and windmill are a much wider blight on the landscape and deliver far less ‘electrical benefit’, which modern society demands.

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    AJB

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • a nuclear power plant is never 100% safe from a terrorist attack though....

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    siouxie twig

    Monday, February 11, 2013

  • sizewell is not only a blot on the landscape, it is a peril for future generations....unlike solar panels, which wont harm anyone by radiation

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    siouxie twig

    Monday, February 11, 2013

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