Campaigners renew concerns about discharges from Bradwell power station

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Members of the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group at an earlier protest Members of the Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group at an earlier protest

Campaigners have renewed calls to halt plans to dissolve metal casings surrounding spent fuel rods at Bradwell Power Station.

Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group fear discharge from the process will be released in the Blackwater Estuary.

A spokesman for Magnox, which runs Bradwell Power Station, said: “The process, which is based on the safe and successful dissolution experience elsewhere, will reduce the volume of FED by more than 90 per cent."

Effluent will be discharged within authorised limits agreed by the Environment Agency, he added.

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12:17am Mon 24 Feb 14

Lodgie__ says...

The protesters would be far better off campaigning about the pollution that comes from Langford sewage works. Perhaps they would care to arrange independent analysis of the outflow. I'd wager that this is way above the prescribed limits. Bradwell pollution is a drop in the ocean by comparison.
The protesters would be far better off campaigning about the pollution that comes from Langford sewage works. Perhaps they would care to arrange independent analysis of the outflow. I'd wager that this is way above the prescribed limits. Bradwell pollution is a drop in the ocean by comparison. Lodgie__
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1:52pm Tue 25 Feb 14

PCAH says...

The same dissolution proposal for Hinkley Magnox site will discharge over 500,000 cubic metres into the atmosphere, as well as liquid discharges into the River Parrett. There might have been dissolution at Dungeness but is there any record of liquid/gaseous discharge quantities and was there any monitoring of health detriment effects on exposed communities? Why are some sites going ahead with decommissioning before the new national contract has been approved? Decommissioning from Hinkley A site has caused a doubling of perinatal mortality and a 46% increase in skin cancers in Somerset. The regulators refuse to order the re-sealing of the two Magnox reactors which had their cores breached by the installation of vents in 2006.
The same dissolution proposal for Hinkley Magnox site will discharge over 500,000 cubic metres into the atmosphere, as well as liquid discharges into the River Parrett. There might have been dissolution at Dungeness but is there any record of liquid/gaseous discharge quantities and was there any monitoring of health detriment effects on exposed communities? Why are some sites going ahead with decommissioning before the new national contract has been approved? Decommissioning from Hinkley A site has caused a doubling of perinatal mortality and a 46% increase in skin cancers in Somerset. The regulators refuse to order the re-sealing of the two Magnox reactors which had their cores breached by the installation of vents in 2006. PCAH
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4:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

e5mitch says...

PCAH.......what a load of scaremongering rubbish!!
PCAH.......what a load of scaremongering rubbish!! e5mitch
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10:30am Wed 26 Feb 14

PCAH says...

"The same dissolution proposal for Hinkley Magnox site will discharge over 500,000 cubic metres into the atmosphere, as well as liquid discharges into the River Parrett."
Evidence of discharges from the Hinkley Magnox site is in the Optioneering Study carried out by Magnox and the site stakeholder group sub group on decommissioning. I was the Stop Hinkley delegate to this study.
"The same dissolution proposal for Hinkley Magnox site will discharge over 500,000 cubic metres into the atmosphere, as well as liquid discharges into the River Parrett." Evidence of discharges from the Hinkley Magnox site is in the Optioneering Study carried out by Magnox and the site stakeholder group sub group on decommissioning. I was the Stop Hinkley delegate to this study. PCAH
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