The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 23 September 2020
From Lee Webb

Representation

I wish to raise the following issues of concern about Sizewell C: This is the wrong project in the wrong place as there is a risk from climate change, sea level rise and flooding. Detrimental impact on international designated sites of ecological importance. In the near future it could become part of an island containing 5 nuclear reactors and stored waste as there are 8 other uncoordinated energy projects planned for this locality. Tourism may lose up to £40m a year and 400 jobs. EDF surveys suggest 29% of visitors could be deterred. The environmental impact of this project is vast and mostly unconsidered: risk of flooding; unclear effect on Minsmere Sluice and Marsh Harriers Special Protection Area; resulting pollution from light, noise and traffic; the impact of the proposed borrow pits and landfill has not been fully addressed; unclear supply of 3 million litres of potable water for the construction period and beyond; and there won’t be any offset CO2 from this construction for at least the first 6 years. I also 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.