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To: Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

STOP SIZEWELL C HUGE NEW NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT IN SUFFOLK A.O.N.B.

STOP SIZEWELL C        HUGE NEW NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT IN SUFFOLK A.O.N.B.

Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) demands the Government halt the Sizewell C (SZC) planning process immediately, review the UK's energy policy and remove the nuclear component which has been shown by report after report to be superfluous to UK climate change, cost and electricity generating targets. Nuclear is too expensive, a security risk and leaves a legacy of radioactive waste.

Why is this important?

If SZC nuclear power station were allowed to be constructed over the forecast 12 year build period in this flood-prone rural part of East Suffolk, the unacceptable scale of environmental, social and infrastructure dislocation will be all too evident as it will:-

- devastate the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which provides a rich and varied mosaic of habitats that are a haven for an amazing variety of wildlife including iconic species such as bittern, marsh harrier and otter,
- split the Sizewell Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest in half with a new permanent elevated road,
- be constructed on the boundary with RSPB Minsmere, with 24/7 light, noise and air pollution being a huge threat to the internationally important nature reserve as well as the wider environment,
- result in the loss of acres of valuable farmland,
- threaten homes, land and businesses with compulsory purchase,
- see road building and alterations for 25 miles around the site, including 7 new roundabouts within an 8-mile radius of Sizewell,
- add hundreds of HGV journeys to and from the Sizewell site every day, causing unacceptable levels of CO2 and NOX emissions,
- harm the flourishing and sustainable tourism industry of East Suffolk affecting businesses around the much visited towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold and many popular villages as well as RSPB Minsmere and the National Trust's Dunwich Heath,
- see up to 2 million litres of mains water consumed each day of nuclear power station operation, in addition to the huge volumes used during construction, in one of the driest parts of the country,
- see tons of fish and other marine life sucked into the cooling pipes along with an estimated 2.5 billion gallons of sea water per day, see article re Hinkley Point C(same design as SZC): https://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/concern-over-hinkley-point-c/
- require nuclear waste to be stored indefinitely on our crumbling, sinking coast as sea levels rise,
- create a huge upfront carbon footprint during construction and from the mining, milling and fabrication of the uranium fuel together with an unknown carbon footprint at the back end of operation - see why nuclear is not the answer to climate change: https://beyondnuclearinternational.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/climate-change-chapter.pdf
- lead to the production of low level radiation with all its attendant risks to human health, especially to young children and those yet to be born, see: https://beyondnuclearinternational.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/radiation-and-harm-to-human-health_27-july.pdf

SIZEWELL C CANNOT BE ALLOWED AND WE CAN STOP IT IF WE ARE UNITED IN OUR OPPOSITION. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION.

For more information: www.tasizewellc.org.uk
twitter: @SayNo2SizewellC

How it will be delivered

By hand to Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy


Reasons for signing

  • Woods clean the air, and the more woods we have the surer our survival. Nuclear does the reverse, that's why we have to stop it.
  • Sizewell will mean loss of wildlife . For residents, it will change peoples livelihoods and quality of life. Sizewell will over-run & this beautiful area will be changed forever. See what is happening in France: PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - EDF faces new cost overruns & delays of up to three years at the nuclear reactor it is building in Flamanville after the French regulator ordered repairs. EDF will ruin Suffolk.
  • because nuclear power is dangerous and there are far better green alternatives.

Updates

2019-07-16 16:36:23 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-14 20:41:54 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-21 20:42:54 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-21 18:10:51 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-21 15:31:56 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-21 09:55:27 +0000

10 signatures reached