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Severn barrage: the debate continues

Your report on the Severn Tidal Barrage covered the alternative barrage and power generating proposals for the Severn estuary.
But it missed a very significant alternative option to construct a barrage from Minehead to St Athan near Cardiff airport.

Whilst being only 5km longer than the Brean Down to Lavernock Point option, the potential for power generation is much greater with a lesser impact on wildlife.

With more positives than negatives, this disregarded option should also prove to have the best overall rate of return.

DAVID LAWS, The Maltings, 40 Swain Street, Watchet, somerset, TA23 0AE

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