The Independent 29.04.21

Sizewell C nuclear power station could ‘suck up over 500 million fish’ and harm species including otters and rare Natterjack toads, campaigners warn.

Impact on environment will be ‘national disgrace’, says co-founder of Greenpeace UK

More than 500 million fish could be sucked out of the sea and into the vast cooling system of the proposed Sizewell Cnuclear power station if the £20bn project goes ahead, campaigners have warned.

The existing nuclear facility on the site, Sizewell B, already “impinges” – sucks in – 8 million fish a year, but planning documents suggest the new facility would require a cooling system 2.5 times the size of Sizewell B, and would take in 131 cubic metres of seawater per second.

A local campaign group has described the potential impact as “wholesale carnage”, while the RSPB has said the loss of fish will impact terns and red throated divers, while the development of the power station could also badly impact otters, water voles, marsh harriers, bats and rare natterjack toads…….FULL ARTICLE

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