Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

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Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

Received 12 January 2016
From Public Health England


Thank you for your consultation regarding the above development. Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposals and Environmental Statement (ES) at this stage of the project. Our response focuses on health protection issues relating to chemicals and radiation. Advice offered by PHE is impartial and independent.

PHE, including PHE’s Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (Wales), has considered the submitted documentation. Whilst we are broadly satisfied with the conclusions drawn within the ES, we note however, that our previous request (dated 5th March 2015) in considering the potential health impact associated with electric and magnetic fields (EMF) has not been specifically addressed. It is important that all aspects of the development are considered at this stage and would request this aspect be undertaken for PHE to consider.

Should the applicant seek any specific advice prior to the submission, PHE of course would be pleased to assist.