Bank of England governor briefed on Hinkley Point project during Somerset visit

Bank of England governor briefed on Hinkley Point project during Somerset visit

Bank of England governor briefed on Hinkley Point project during Somerset visit

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BANK of England governor Mark Carney hosted a round-table discussion in Taunton during his visit to the South-West.

His visit is part of a series of regular discussions with business leaders across the region.

Mr Carney was also briefed by Rupert Cox, chief executive of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, on the opportunities and challenges associated with the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Speaking after the event on Monday (April 28), Mr Cox said: “We were delighted to welcome the governor to Somerset. Mark Carney was not only very informative on the work of the bank and the wider economic outlook, he was also very engaging and interested to hear from our members who attended this important meeting.

“Somerset's economy is in a very exciting place. Manufacturers and exporters doing well, the professional services are busier now than for several years and the construction industry is moving forward with growing order books.

“Add to this the opportunities at Hinkley Point C and it is clear that Somerset is a good place to do business.”

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1:10pm Sun 4 May 14

PCAH says...

Rupert Cox, chief executive of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce is apparently unaware that the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency is promoting Hinkley C solely to burn MOX fuel in order to reduce the Sellafield plutonium stockpile. He should be acting in the interests of the people of Somerset who would pay the price of the highly radioactive spent MOX fuel being stored on site for thousands of years. It would help if all Somerset councillors would spend some time studying the evidence of public health damage from Hinkley radiation. It can be downloaded from www.epa.gov/radiatio
n/radionuclides. They should also be aware that under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, in 2015 it will be mandatory for notices to be displayed warning that beaches and seawater from Kilve to Weston-Super-Mare are unsafe due to radiation contamination.
Somerset does not need nuclear power. Our council planning officers now have rights under the new localism policy to reject any nuclear planning applications. More to the point they can and must approve planning applications for on shore wind and solar farms followed by development of the Swansea lagoons by taking advantage of the tidal, wave and hydro opportunities in the Severn estuary.
Rupert Cox, chief executive of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce is apparently unaware that the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency is promoting Hinkley C solely to burn MOX fuel in order to reduce the Sellafield plutonium stockpile. He should be acting in the interests of the people of Somerset who would pay the price of the highly radioactive spent MOX fuel being stored on site for thousands of years. It would help if all Somerset councillors would spend some time studying the evidence of public health damage from Hinkley radiation. It can be downloaded from www.epa.gov/radiatio n/radionuclides. They should also be aware that under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, in 2015 it will be mandatory for notices to be displayed warning that beaches and seawater from Kilve to Weston-Super-Mare are unsafe due to radiation contamination. Somerset does not need nuclear power. Our council planning officers now have rights under the new localism policy to reject any nuclear planning applications. More to the point they can and must approve planning applications for on shore wind and solar farms followed by development of the Swansea lagoons by taking advantage of the tidal, wave and hydro opportunities in the Severn estuary. PCAH
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