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P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

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Meeting: 19/06/2018 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the paper.

 


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Debate on the Petitions Committee report: Petition P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

NDM6727 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the petition ‘P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff’ which received 7,171 signatures.

2. Notes the report of the Petitions Committee on the petition, which was laid in the Table Office on 14 May 2018.

P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

Minutes:

The item started at 16.30

NDM6727 David J. Rowlands (South Wales East)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the petition ‘P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff’ which received 7,171 signatures.

2. Notes the report of the Petitions Committee on the petition, which was laid in the Table Office on 14 May 2018.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 01/05/2018 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Consideration of draft report - P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

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Minutes:

The Committee agreed the Report with some minor changes.


Meeting: 17/04/2018 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the petitioner and agreed to:

 

·         write to Cefas to seek their response to concerns over the testing methodology raised by the petitioners;

·         produce a summary report of the evidence received during the Committee’s consideration of the petition; and

·         seek time for a Plenary debate following publication of the report.


Meeting: 06/02/2018 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

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Minutes:

Neil McEvoy declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

He is a Cardiff Councillor and attended a recent Council meeting at which the issue was considered. 

 

The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to await the following information before agreeing any further action on the petition:

    • an update from NRW in relation to whether additional sampling at depth will be carried out on the material to be dredged;
    • the results of the radiation dose analysis being conducted by Cefas on the samples taken in 2009;
    • details of any further studies in relation to the Severn Estuary; and
    • further analysis from the petitioners.

Meeting: 09/01/2018 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Discussion of Previous Evidence Session

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received in previous sessions and agreed to write to Natural Resources Wales to:

  • suggest that NRW should request that further samples are taken at depth, in order to assist with public reassurance in relation to this licence;ensure that the results of all analysis carried out on the sediment are made publically available;
  • recommend that details of all radionuclides tested for should be made clear in relation to any further testing, in light of previous confusion over the details of the radiological assessment conducted on the material; and
  • to ask for further details of any sampling or monitoring carried out within the wider Severn Estuary and studies relating to how the sediments would be likely to be dispersed following dumping at the Cardiff Grounds site.

 


Meeting: 09/01/2018 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Evidence Session - P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

Natural Resources Wales

 

·         John Wheadon, Permitting Service Manager

·         Adam Cooper, Senior Permitting Officer

 

 

Cefas

 

·         David Carlin, Science Director

·         Kins Leonard, Head of Radiological Protection

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from Natural Resources Wales and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

 


Meeting: 05/12/2017 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Discussion of Previous Evidence Sessions

P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff.

Minutes:

Members considered the evidence heard in the earlier sessions and agreed to invite Natural Resources Wales and Cefas to give evidence to the Committee at the earliest possible meeting in the new year.


Meeting: 05/12/2017 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Evidence Session 2 - P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

Chris Fayers, Head of Environment, Nuclear New Build, EDF Energy

Pete Bryant, Decommissioning Specialist & Radioactive Waste Adviser, EDF Energy

Dr Stephen Roast, Marine Technical Specialist, EDF Energy

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from representatives of EDF Energy.


Meeting: 05/12/2017 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Evidence Session 1 - P-05-785 Suspend Marine Licence 12/45/ML to dump radioactive marine sediments from the Hinkley Point nuclear site into Wales coastal waters off Cardiff

Tim Deere-Jones, Petitioner

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Neil McEvoy declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

He is a member of Cardiff Council.

 

The Committee heard evidence from the petitioner, Tim Deere-Jones.


Meeting: 21/11/2017 - Petitions Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

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Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Neil McEvoy declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

He had signed the petition in support of the issue.

 

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to:

 

  • invite the petitioner to give evidence to the Committee at the nearest available meeting; and
  • await a response from Natural Resources Wales to detailed questions put to them in a letter from the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

 

Once these actions have been completed the Committee agreed it will consider again whether to seek time for a Plenary debate on the petition.