“Carry On Dumping “: The green mudboat MV Sloeber under contract to the French energy company EDF last night bringing  more allegedly radioactive mud from Hinkley Point to be dumped off Penarth

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.

Vale Councillor Cllr Nick Hodges (Plaid Cymru) at the mud dumping protest rally held outside the Welsh Assembly four weeks ago

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.

Welsh Labour Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths gave her approval to the mud-dumping scheme

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)

Penarth Independent AM Neil McEvoy is sending a protest letter to the Welsgh Labour Government Environment Secretary – Lesley Griffiths

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” .


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  1. Johm says:

    Keep the pressure on – butl the Vale Council must surely have done or required the dumpers to undergo an impact assessment on (if nothing else) the tourist industry in Penarth and Barry …. how this could suggest that massive mud dumping, let alone from the vicinity of Hinkley Point reactor could be good for the tourist trade, would be worth seeing. If no such assessment exists then surely the way will be open for businesses to sue for restrictionu trade and lost earnings?

    Incidentally, has anyone seen in France the cost of clearing up the ‘rubber tyre reef’ in the Med – which locals were told was not just safe but environmentally sound … and which has been poisoning the fish and contaminating the sea?

  2. parsons says:

    Welsh Labour Government’s so-called Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths – who approved the mud dumping scheme, this is like a Benny Hill sketch you couldn’t make it up. How many votes has she lost for Labour??? Do you care about people especially children Ms Griffiths?

  3. Paul says:

    Sludgley Griffiths should be sacked.

  4. Scootergirl says:

    Who the hell is Lesley Griffiths – she certainly can’t call herself Welsh, more a traitor !!!
    What is she spending her ‘blood money’ on, I wonder.

    • Ralph says:

      Just to answer your question : She is the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs.
      Your’e welcome.

    • JM says:

      AM for Wrexham. Probably hates Penarth and thinks we deserve the sludge, Has a long and very undistinuished career as a WAG ‘minister’ behind her. although her profile is low sh is one of the major villains in this piece.

      • Ralph says:

        Ah, I see. It’s now gone from those dastardly English people dumping their mud in Wales to those dastardly North Walians allowing the dastardly English to dump their mud in South Wales.

    • snoggerdog says:

      shes spending her money on a big sign that says ‘PENARTH twinned with CHERNOBYL & FIVE MILE ISLAND’

  5. Peter D says:

    So far as Penarth is concerned Messrs Doughty and Gethin are as much use as a chocolate teapot.

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