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The Sizewell C Project
Received 11 September 2020
From Amanda Taylor
“I am writing to highlight my major issues of concern about Sizewell C 1. The technology is yet to work anywhere (except perhaps China??) and is already outdated; in the meantime proven green alternatives are up and running…our own government has HALVED offshore wind forecasts through to 2030 report. Even without the expected delays, evidenced at Flamenville and Hinkley, it is not scheduled to be up and running by then 2. How will it be financed? NO ONE is as yet prepared to pay for it, EDF can’t, so the British public are already lined up through RAB 3. Tourism: It will adversely affect our thriving tourist industry which has been even more of a Godsend this summer since Covid put the breaks on easy foreign travel. EDF surveys suggest 29% of visitors could be deterred 4. It will be catastrophic for local wildlife, cutting our AONB in half 5. Climate concerns: It is too slow and expensive to be a good solution for climate change. The nuclear industry itself admits renewables are faster and cheaper 6. Site at great risk from seal level rise and flooding. This is recognised by EDF but no complete design of hard coastal defence feature is available 7. It will not be a boost to the local economy. Similar promises were made when Sizewell A and B were built but evidence locally has shown that these promises were not forthcoming or long-lasting. EDF itself says it expects only 8% of Professional and Management’ roles compared to 90% of 'Site Support’ (essentially temporary) roles to be filled by ‘local’ (90 minute radius!) people 8. Road based transport plan is not sustainable. huge and adverse impact on local communities and the tourist economy. HGV numbers are still as high as those under 'Road Led' proposals rejected by all statutory consulates in consultations. Lack of local knowledge evidenced by new roads which would sever communities, damage the rural footpath system and divide farmland 9. What do we do with the nuclear waste? A hellish legacy for future generations which will NEVER go away... 10. Decommissioning has not been clearly costed or included in the calculations for CO2 emissions I wish to endorse the Relevant Representation submitted by Stop Sizewell C I wish to state that I consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination process Thank you”