ONR and Environment Agency consult public on Hinkley Point nuclear sites
30 August 2012
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) will hold a forum for communities neighbouring existing and proposed nuclear power station sites in Somerset on Wednesday 26 September. The forum will be brought up to date on the design assessment progress reports for the new EPR reactors that are planned for the Hinkley C site.
A final decision on whether or not to proceed with the construction of Hinkley Point C will be taken by EDF Energy and Centrica by the end of 2012
Members of the public will also hear from inspectors with responsibility for regulating safety and security at the existing Hinkley A and B sites, along with the proposed Hinkley Point C site.
On August 13 the Environment Agency began a public consultation on draft decisions for three environmental permits for Hinkley Point C. Information on how to respond and copies of the consultation documents are on the Environment Agency’s website www.environment-agency.gov.uk/hinkleypoint
The ONR said on August 14 that two Generic Design Assessment (GDA) issues had been closed on the EPR reactors planned for Hinkley Point C, and that all outstanding issues for the planned new nuclear power station at that site could be resolved by the end of the year.