An EDF Energy spokesman has today confirmed that controversial licensed work to dredge and deposit mud in the Severn Estuary is now complete.
The spokesman said:
“Hinkley Point C contractors have now completed the licensed work to dredge and deposit mud in the Severn Estuary.
“This mud is no different to mud found anywhere else up and down the coast. It has been thoroughly tested by a UK Government agency whose experts confirmed it poses no threat to human health or the environment. The sediment is not classed as radioactive under UK law.
“EDF did everything that it was requested to do when it applied for the licence and has published information so people can see the facts for themselves. We have also given evidence on dredging at the Welsh Assembly. Hinkley Point C makes an important contribution to the Welsh economy – providing work for 25 Welsh companies and 1,000 Welsh workers.
“As previously mentioned, further dredging will be required ahead of drilling the vertical shafts for the cooling water system for the new power station. We will work closely with the appropriate experts to prepare our licence application and will again comply with all requirements. We also fully support all efforts to inform and explain the dredging work to the public.”