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Environment Agency grants Hinkley Point C permits

The Environment Agency has issued three environmental permits to energy firm EdF Energy for its proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

The permits will allow the station to dispose of radioactive waste; release cooling water into the Bristol Channel and use diesel generators as standby power systems.

“The environmental permits we’ve issued for Hinkley Point C set limits and conditions that will ensure people and the environment will be properly protected,” said the Environment Agency’s Hickley Point C project manager Brian Payne.

The permits were released following a public consultation on the power station held by the Environment Agency.

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