Hinckley Point C Cooling Water

20th July 2019

NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited, Hinkley Point C Power Station, Hinkley Point, near Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1UD

 

Permit application number EPR/HP3228XT/V004

 

We wrote to you in March 2019 to let you know that we had received an application to vary an existing environmental permit from NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, near Bridgwater.


We told you that the company no longer wants to include an Acoustic Fish Deterrent (AFD) as part of their cooling water intake system.


We also told you that we are running a public consultation and invited you to share your comments with us.


We wrote to you again in June 2019 to let you know we had formally asked the company to provide us with the following additional report so that we could determine their permit variation application.

 

TR493; The effect of not fitting an AFD system at HPC on the operation of the HPC FRR systems, Cefas (2019b).
 

Update

 

We have now received the above report from the company. The report is available online at Citizen Space. We will consider the findings of the report in our determination of the company’s permit variation application.


Next steps


As the company did not make this report available at the start of the public consultation, we have extended the date to give stakeholders time to consider the information and send their comments back to us.

 
This is to confirm that the consultation will close by the end of 26 July 2019.


Please submit all comments to us by the end of 26 July 2019.
 


 

How to respond

 

• Online: Citizen Space consultation tool
• Email: psc-waterquality@environment-agency.gov.uk
• By writing to “Environment Agency, Permitting and Support Centre, Water Quality Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF”

 

All comments need to be submitted by the end of 26 July 2019.

Normally we must add all responses we receive onto our public register. Please tell us if you want your response to be confidential.