Protest grows over nuclear plant cooling towers

Bristol Evening Post, Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A power firm that wants to build a new nuclear station near Bristol is set to face opposition if it plans to put massive cooling towers in the Severn estuary.

The structures could reach 200 metres (656ft), three times the height of the reactors at the existing atomic plant at Oldbury-on-Severn.

But local councillors said there was no reason why the towers would need to be so high and are lobbying for a change. ...

...But Reg Illingworth, of Shepperdine, said: "I feel we will be causing untold damage to the environment for generations."

Mr Illingworth and other objectors are running a series of debates about the nuclear industry with a talk in Oldbury on December 2.

Eon UK and RWE npower have formed Horizon Nuclear Power to build the new station and are about to hold a series of exhibitions, starting in Oldbury on November 21.


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