TOGETHER AGAINST SIZEWELL C (TASC) CALLS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS TO UNITE OPPOSITION TO THE ‘ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM’ THAT WILL RESULT FROM BUILDING SIZEWELL C

TASC is a recently formed organisation comprised of individuals and groups opposed to the building of Sizewell C for a wide variety of reasons. TASC brings together like-minded people who have deeply held concerns that Sizewell C would have a detrimental effect on the community in this very rural area of East Suffolk much of which is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The group members have concerns about the environment, the urbanisation of the area, transport, health, tourism and the problems of nuclear waste disposal. The purpose of the organisation is to provide balance to the somewhat one-sided views that are currently being expressed by EDF, the Councils and Parliamentary representatives through the Consultation Process.

TASC is organising a number of public meetings, the first of which is to be held in Yoxford Village Hall on the 23rd February at 10.00 for 10.30 to provide local people with the opportunity to hear the other side of the industry-based claim that ‘Sizewell C is inevitable’.  The meeting will invite local residents to express their views and to join the growing number of people opposed to the building of Sizewell C.

The issues discussed will range from the misguided nature of Government policy to the unsuitable location for a new Nuclear Power Station on an extremely unstable and eroding coast.  TASC is keen to emphasise that the forum is for all those who have concerns about Sizewell C or who require more independent information. All who are worried about the impact of Sizewell C on the community are welcome to join.

It is therefore an inclusive organisation that has grown from the shared belief that Sizewell C would devastate an area of natural beauty and create risks both in relation to a vulnerable coastline and the on site storage of highly volatile toxic waste.

Joan Girling, on behalf of TASC, said today, ‘We want to demonstrate that this development can be prevented. It is not a done deal. If it gets the go ahead it will result in what can only be described as environmental vandalism. It will affect people’s way of life and blight our communities, resulting in a negative effect with unacceptable traffic, noise, and light pollution.’