Letter to the EADT 27/11/13

Dear Sir

Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Orford.

I could go on adding all the places we know and love on our Heritage Coast. Our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All the tourist destinations feted and promoted heavily by tourism bodies, wildlife groups and, not least, by your very own newspaper.

Is the gda process for new build 'completed' or 'incomplete and inconclusive'?

5 Aug 2013

Dear Ms Coffey,

Please find attached the last report of three from Dr John Large
(available here) in which he draws his final conclusions from a year-long examination of the Generic Design Assessment process (GDA) associated with the EPR design and for which the ONR is responsible.

You will recall, Ms Coffey, that at the Yoxford public meeting some weeks ago, you assured us that the GDA process was finished and successfully completed. This report demonstrates quite clearly that such a statement is false and misleading.

Letter to the East Anglian Daily Times 17/01/14

Dear Editor,

The dithering over whether the Sizewell Emergency Planning Zone should be extended from its present 2.4km shows the shambolic situation that currently exists. If it is ruled that there is no need to extend the zone, that a nuclear disaster will not go beyond 2.4km, then there is no reason why Sizewell C should not be built near London. On the other hand if it is ruled that the zone should include Leiston then it should have been implemented twenty years ago before Sizewell B started operating. Furthermore SCDC and the Nuclear Inspectorate should have stood by the evidence they gave to the Sizewell B Public Inquiry, Leiston development would be curtailed to a mere 157 new houses. Instead they have authorised about a 1000 or more. The population density of Lesion is now comparable with London boroughs.

Dear Sir,

Many thanks for the Charlie Haylock, Barrie Appleby cartoon (Sat. 04/01/14). The cartoon highlighted the totally illogical Sizewell Emergency Plan. In a nuclear emergency the plan proposes a small section of Leiston people be told of the action they need to take and supplies them with Iodine tablets. It totally leaves out the greater part of our town.

World wide, nuclear accidents to date have shown that in every case a 30 kilometre evacuation zone makes far more sense and should be considered here in Suffolk.

Article written for a local Church & Parish magazine:

Sizewell C & D: A done deal?

The proposed siting of Sizewell C & D – let’s not forget that two nuclear reactors are planned – seems to achieved its first objective in that it has cowed too many of the local population into believing that it’s either necessary or inevitable. Neither is fact.

One thing that is true is that this Is nothing less than a monstrous invasion of large-scale industrialisation into this area. An area, lest we forget, that is of sensitive scientific interest and outstanding natural beauty.