Worried villagers held a demonstration against radioactive discharges entering the Blackwater Estuary.

More than 100 Tollesbury villagers gathered at Woodup Pool, next to Tollesbury Marina, on Friday.

The protest was organised by Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BAANG), who are concerned about metal casings surrounding spent fuel rods being dissolved at Bradwell Power Station.

Magnox, which runs the plant, has said the effluent from the dissolved magnesium will be discharged within authorised limits agreed by the Environment Agency.