Before sunrise this morning the day’s first consignment of allegedly radioactive mud from the Hinkley Point nuclear complex was being dumped just over a mile off the Penarth sea-front .
Making this morning’s dawn delivery was the Belgian hopper MV Pagadder.
The ship manoeuvred to the Southern extremity of the triangular-shaped dumping area a point a short distance South East of the North Cardiff Buoy.
As Pagadder dumped her 2,000 tonne cargo of mud and clay extracted from the shores of the Hinkley Point nuclear power complex in Somerset, she left a long reflective sheen on the surface of the water
Meanwhile there is to be another demonstration by the campaign against the mud-dumping outside the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff Bay at 18:00 tonight.