The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to be formally asked to state its current policy this week on the allegedly radioactive mud which is being dredged offshore at the Hinkley Point nuclear complex in Somerset, and dumped in the sea off Penarth.
The hearing of a legal injunction to stop the mud-dumping operations is due to resume in Cardiff Civil Justice Centre although appears not to be on the list of hearings for today.
Meanwhile in the full Vale of Glamorgan Council meeting on Wednesday this week (September 26th 2018) , Cllr Nic Hodges (Plaid Cymru) is to ask the cabinet member for neighbourhood services Cllr Geoff Cox the following question:-
“What is this Council’s position on the release in the Severn Channel, only a few miles from our coastline, of mud taken from the immediate vicinity of Hinkley Point nuclear power station?”
Cllr Hodges officiated at the public protest on August Bank Holiday outside the Welsh Assembly – which was attended by more than 300 people from all political parties.
Meanwhile the Welsh Labour Government’s so-called Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths – who approved the mud dumping scheme – is being sent a letter of protest bearing 120,000 signatures by Neil McEvoy (Independent AM for South Wales Central which includes Penarth)
Mr McEvoy says that Environment Minister Griffiths has “blocked” him from sending her any tweets via the social medium Twitter and says the Labour Party “are still refusing to comment” .