It's started, but we can still stop it. EDF Energy plans to dump 300,000 tonnes of mud contaminated by waste from nuclear power plants into the sea off Cardiff Bay. And dumping began last Monday.
EDF Energy is dredging mud from its nuclear power plant site at Hinkley Point, and dumping it into the sea just 2km from the Welsh capital's seafront.
Multiple studies have shown that waste dumped into water like this can transfer to the land via coastal flooding and sea spray.
Locals are trying to stop the works through the courts, but the High Court hasn't awarded an interim injunction to stop the dumping operations. The Welsh government can stop it. They must:
Tell Welsh Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths to stop EDF’s toxic dump!
Marine pollution and radioactivity expert Tim Deere-Jones says the waste has not been sufficiently tested for toxic elements.
There are 50 different harmful radionuclides, but testing only took place for three of these.
What's more, only surface samples were taken -- meaning that the actual radioactivity of the waste could be five times higher than claimed.