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Ruane expresses concern over Hinkley Point nuclear plant

28 July, 2016 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has expressed concern that Hinkley Point, Somerset nuclear plant is set for final approval.

The South Down MLA said:

"Nuclear energy, has been a controversial source of energy production throughout the world.

“Nuclear plants should not be developed in Ireland or where they can have an impact on our health or environment.

"We have already heard of the threat that Sellafield poses to the people of Ireland and indeed South Down.

“The Irish Government need to convey that message that nuclear plants should not be developed near the coastline of the Irish Sea as they pose a serious rick to the people of Ireland.

"Methods of producing energy that can cause serious risk to the health and environment of Irish citizens, including nuclear generation and fracking, should not be supported.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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