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Activists start lawsuit challenge against in governments decision to give nuclear bomb Sizewell C power give the go-ahead amid warnings that British nuclear power plants will on Front line of climate breakdown.

Citing a threat to the water supply in en area officially designated as having severe water stress, threats to coastal areas from climate change and environmental damage, challenge this is first step in judicial review of planning consent.

business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, canceled independent planning inspection to give permission for in new nuclear reactor in Suffolk in July. Quarteng goes ahead with government plans Approve one new nuclear reactor a year as part of energy strategy which aims to strengthen the nuclear power of the UK, with hope that by 2050 up up to 25% of projected energy demand comes from it.

But Sizewell C has faced stiff opposition from local activists and environmental groups for this is cost and environmental impact.

In a letter to Kwarteng outlining their legal challenge Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) argues that the resolution government for the plant was transferred illegally. Represented by Li Day’s lawyers and with the support of friends of Earth, group says was failure evaluate the consequences of in project in general, ignoring issue of is it possible to ensure a constant supply of water, failure assess the environmental impact of what project and a suggestion that the site be clear of nuclear material by 2140, which is not supported by evidence that highly radioactive waste will need to be stored on site until a much later date.

The Planning Inspectorate rejected the scheme, stating “unless the water supply is cut off”. strategy can be solved and enough information provided for inclusion secretary of condition to bear out its obligations under the Habitat Rules, the case for Order granting development agreement for application is not made out”.

Proposed £20 billion Sizewell C nuclear power plant. Campaign groups say there is failure evaluate the consequences of in project in general and its impact on the environment. Photo: EDF

Pete Wilkinson, Chairman of TASC, said “Case against Sizewell C is stunning, which has been thoroughly documented during the investigation phase and found planning inspector to have merit.

“Even consider building nuclear power plant without first water supply is a measure of fixing it government It has for nuclear power and his panic in manufacturing progress to energy policy which is as unattainable as it is inappropriate for 21st-century challenges we face”.

risk to the UK’s nuclear facilities from climate change was outlined by Dr. Paul Dorfman, an academic from the science policy research department at the university. of Sussex and chair of Nuclear Consulting Group. He warns that Britain’s offshore nuclear facilities on Front line of climate disruption, and some may need to be abandoned in in face of the threat. Dorfman said: “This clear that the Suffolk coast near the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant is fragile, vulnerable to climate-induced erosion and storm surge. It looks like the site will be almost completely cut off on flood water at least once a year and much earlier than models predict.”

Sizewell C expected cost 20 billion pounds and will be paid for with surcharge on customers’ electricity bills, as well as £1.7bn. of taxpayers money.

Experts on nuclear waste disposal who advise government say no new nuclear power station should to be built until a permanent landfill is created. built. But the site for a permanent waste repository has yet to be identified and is unlikely to be ready until the late 2040s if an agreement is reached on where is it should be placed.

Rowan Smith, a lawyer representing TASC, said: “We are proud to represent TASC in local community continued fight to help protect Suffolk’s historic coastline and wilderness areas. Our client is understandably shocked that secretary of the state is gone against thoughtful and reasoned view of independent planning inspectorate and provided development agreement in potentially legally incorrect way. TASC has a very real concerns that environmental impact of Sizewell C has not been properly rated. If a secretary of the state does not see error of his way, we intend to do our best to bring this to the attention of the court.”

government said in granting permission for Sizewell C, which is very essential and urgent need to build the plant outweighed the harm to the environment.

EDI worked with State-supported Chinese nuclear power specialist CGN on in first phase of in project. But UK government seeks to facilitate CGN out because of concerns about Chinese involvement in sensitive assets. Boris Johnson government It has already put up £100 million of funding this year to support this is development.

Barclays bankers were hired to provide new financial support for in project together with EDF and UK government.

This article has been updated on August 8, 2022 Dr. Paul Dorfman works at the university. of Sussex; he is not professor at University College London, as before version said.

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