Thousands given to Bradwell to soften blow of power station decommissioning

The Bradwell economy is to receive thousands in funding

The Bradwell economy is to receive thousands in funding

First published in News

The Bradwell economy will receive thousands of pounds in funding to ease the blow of the closure of the power station on the local community.

Magnox Ltd offered £150,000 of socio economic funding, in partnership with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, over three years to ‘increase the economic prosperity of the district.’

The scheme will support Maldon District Council’s efforts to raise the profile of the Dengie and bring tourism and investment to the community.

It aims to mitigate the impact of the site’s closure.

Maldon Council formed the Bradwell Legacy Partnership to coordinate the plans and regrowth in the area, using the funds.

The group is made up of local people, organisations and stakeholders and will use the fund to help local businesses and tourist attractions continue to flourish after the site, which currently employs 372 people, concludes the decommissioning programme.

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9:53am Sun 24 Aug 14

Wilhemena says...

is this to distract us from the lethal cocktail of waste being dumped in the river blackwater
is this to distract us from the lethal cocktail of waste being dumped in the river blackwater Wilhemena
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12:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

PCAH says...

Local authorities for nuclear sites need to use all the money they can to replace nuclear with onshore wind and solar on the coastal nuclear sites instead of allowing EDF or the Chinese to contaminate the whole area with even more lethal levels of radioactive discharges. Spent fuel alone would have to remain on site for thousands of years. It will also be mandatory to display public notices warning of radiation air and water pollution by October 2015. Not many tourists are going to be attracted then.
Local authorities for nuclear sites need to use all the money they can to replace nuclear with onshore wind and solar on the coastal nuclear sites instead of allowing EDF or the Chinese to contaminate the whole area with even more lethal levels of radioactive discharges. Spent fuel alone would have to remain on site for thousands of years. It will also be mandatory to display public notices warning of radiation air and water pollution by October 2015. Not many tourists are going to be attracted then. PCAH
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9:04am Mon 25 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

Wilhemena wrote:
is this to distract us from the lethal cocktail of waste being dumped in the river blackwater
Power companies and regulators go to extraordinary lengths to control, monitor and report on their discharges, and so they bloody well should. All of the information is in the public domain. It's a shame that protest groups like BANNG and individuals on here don't feel compelled to offer the same level of accuracy with their scaremongering comments. Do you have any proof thet there is a 'lethal cocktail' of waste being dumped? If there is proof, then we all ought to be made aware.
Don't get me wrong...I'm as concerned about Bradwell as the next man, but the anti-nuclear lobby doesn't do itself any favours with these hysterical luddite outbursts. We as a community need an effective foil against Magnox. If BANNG can't be credible, then they need to be reformed.
[quote][p][bold]Wilhemena[/bold] wrote: is this to distract us from the lethal cocktail of waste being dumped in the river blackwater[/p][/quote]Power companies and regulators go to extraordinary lengths to control, monitor and report on their discharges, and so they bloody well should. All of the information is in the public domain. It's a shame that protest groups like BANNG and individuals on here don't feel compelled to offer the same level of accuracy with their scaremongering comments. Do you have any proof thet there is a 'lethal cocktail' of waste being dumped? If there is proof, then we all ought to be made aware. Don't get me wrong...I'm as concerned about Bradwell as the next man, but the anti-nuclear lobby doesn't do itself any favours with these hysterical luddite outbursts. We as a community need an effective foil against Magnox. If BANNG can't be credible, then they need to be reformed. Hawthorne
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