P-05-1003 Demand an EIA now on the dumping of radioactively contaminated mud in Welsh waters



This petition was submitted by Cian Ciaran having collected a total of 10,692 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Government to invoke the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 in respect of uncertainties, and to ensure that a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is carried out before any further sediment from Hinkley Point nuclear power station can be dumped at Cardiff Grounds.


Don't allow the Welsh government to break their own law!


Additional Information

The EIA must provide


Detailed baseline data on the behaviour and fate of material dumped at Cardiff Grounds;


Full radiological analysis including detection of alpha-emitting particles;


A detailed and up-to-date assessment of potential radiological impacts on the population of south Wales;


Containing nuclear pollutants on land rather than dispersing them at sea;


Respecting international agreements on marine dumping;


Protecting the Severn Estuary.


We also call on the Senedd to ensure that any EIA is NOT scoped by pro-nuclear interests.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 01/11/2021.


The Committee noted that it had discussed the petition on numerous occasions and that it was also debated in Plenary, and concluded that it was unclear what more could be done on this issue. It therefore agreed to thank the petitioners and close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 15/09/2020.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff South and Penarth
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 11/09/2020