Mersea campaigners seek reassurances over Bradwell discharge

Essex County Standard: Tracey Jones with other members of the Blackwater Guardians. Tracey Jones with other members of the Blackwater Guardians.

A NUCLEAR power firm has been challenged to prove it is safe to pump hundreds of litres of waste into Mersea’s Blackwater estuary.

Magnox, which runs Bradwell Power Station, is releasing dissolved metal casings surrounding spent fuel rods, known as fuel element debris, into the estuary at high tide.

 

Magnox and the Environment Agency say the discharge is within authorised limits.

But Mersea mum Tracey Jones has set up the Blackwater Guardians group because parents are worried the waste could harm their children.

She said: “They say it is at a safe level, but what does that mean?

“What is a safe level when it comes to nuclear waste?

“We’re worried about the effect on children who will be playing in water, especially in these summer months.

“Can they prove it’s safe?”

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10:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Assimilation says...

If you don't like it, move away. And why did you buy a house there knowing full well there was a power station ? It`s a bit like people buying a house near an airport, them moaning about the planes. If you don't like living near to something, don't move there. Simples.
If you don't like it, move away. And why did you buy a house there knowing full well there was a power station ? It`s a bit like people buying a house near an airport, them moaning about the planes. If you don't like living near to something, don't move there. Simples. Assimilation
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9:30am Sat 5 Jul 14

omgwtfbbq says...

Assimilation wrote:
If you don't like it, move away. And why did you buy a house there knowing full well there was a power station ? It`s a bit like people buying a house near an airport, them moaning about the planes. If you don't like living near to something, don't move there. Simples.
knowing there is a power station there isn't the same as knowing they are dumping all the waste into the sea. most people would assume that was totally illegal!
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: If you don't like it, move away. And why did you buy a house there knowing full well there was a power station ? It`s a bit like people buying a house near an airport, them moaning about the planes. If you don't like living near to something, don't move there. Simples.[/p][/quote]knowing there is a power station there isn't the same as knowing they are dumping all the waste into the sea. most people would assume that was totally illegal! omgwtfbbq
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9:31am Sat 5 Jul 14

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