Environmental permit granted for Hinkley C
Plans by energy giant EDF to build the first of a proposed fleet of new nuclear reactors in the UK took a step closer yesterday with the granting of a series of environmental permits for the plant.
The Environment Agency granted the three main environmental permits required for operating the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
The permits govern the control of emissions and discharges from the plant, including strict limits and conditions for discharge and disposal of small amounts of low-level radioactive liquids and gaseous and solid waste.
EDF said the permits were another important milestone for the company's nuclear plans.
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Chris Bakken, project director for Hinkley Point C, said: "These permits are important for the safe and environmentally responsible operation of the power station.
"Receiving these permits from the Environment Agency is an important milestone for the project."
A planning decision on whether to give the nuclear plant the go-ahead is expected to be made by Energy Secretary Ed Davey by March 19.