The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 24 September 2020
From Joshua Eycott-Martin

Representation

Sizewell C is a damaging project, destroying an area of protected nature reserve. It is also a waste of millions of pounds which could be invested in renewable technology that would allow a more sustainable approach to the issue of providing energy to a rising population. Substituting Sizewell C for renewable projects will not cause job loss, as it may bring new innovation and involve more interested parties to communicate to produce such projects that are less damaging ecologically, financially and socially than wave, wind, solar and so on. Building a nuclear power plant is disregarding democracy, as a large proportion of the UK and indeed the globe are against projects that use isotopes that are hard to dispose of: it is not ethical to contain radioactive waste or export it, whether it be Uranium glass or disused rods. The step forward is to scrap this project and seek other alternatives. Like HS2, the rewards do not outweigh the costs of construction as there wil be massive political backlash and tension as well as a huge financial injection that is better spent on other existing issues.