challenged over controversial Hinkley Point mud dumping
must clarify whether dumping mud from near Hinkley Point nuclear
plant is covered by an environmental impact assessment (EIA), a
judge has said this week.
Milwyn Jarman said EDF's evidence was "not accurate on a very
important point" on whether material dredged from the seabed
at Hinkley Point C site near Burnham-On-Sea was included in the
want an injunction to halt the dumping that began last week, but
a High Court hearing in Cardiff was adjourned on Monday for seven
300,000 tonnes is to be dredged from the seabed near the building
site and deposited in the Cardiff Grounds, a mile off the coast
of the Welsh capital.
which is behind the £19.6bn plan to build the nuclear plant,
argues the mud dump was addressed in a main environment statement
that formed part of the main planning application for Hinkley Point
C and was approved by the UK Government.
the judge said that was not clear from a witness statement the company
had submitted to court. The firm's barrister James McClelland accepted
the wording could have been made clearer.
action is being brought by the Campaign Against Hinkley Mud Dumping.
asked for a temporary injunction to be imposed until the next hearing,
but the request was turned down.
are reportedly planning to organise a blockade with boats in an
effort to halt the dumping.
made its first trip to dump mud last week despite thousands of people
protesting against the plan.