Save the Severn Estuary

by Cian Ciaran

Save the Severn Estuary

by Cian Ciaran
Cian Ciaran
Case Owner
We campaigned against the dump at Cardiff grounds in 2018. Took EDF to court and won the argument last time out. They move to Portishead, we go again! Stop using our estuary as a dumping ground.
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Cian Ciaran
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We campaigned against the dump at Cardiff grounds in 2018. Took EDF to court and won the argument last time out. They move to Portishead, we go again! Stop using our estuary as a dumping ground.
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Latest: Oct. 26, 2021

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A reminder that members of Save the Severn Estuary are taking legal action. The judicial review argues that the Marine Ma…

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Save the Severn Estuary is a non-partisan coalition of scientists, experts, individuals and organisations calling on the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to revoke the license granted to EDF (Électricité de France) which allows for the dumping of sediment contaminated by the Hinkley nuclear power stations in the Severn Estuary near Portishead. This is a consequence of building a water intake for the new power station which in itself will kill millions of fish when operational.

The estuary is an internationally designated Marine Protected Area and the dumped materials, including chemical and radioactive contaminants, will spread on the strong tidal currents all around the Estuary, depositing on its mud banks and beaches. The MMO must halt the dumping immediately before any further damage is done to the safety and wellbeing of the estuary, its inhabitants and coastal populations of Avonmouth, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Barry and beyond.


Already many 100,000s of tonnes have been dumped - with much more still to be dredged and dumped. Given the absence of evidence, a blatant misuse of regulations and lack of any meaningful public consultation the MMO have behaved recklessly, treating fishing and ecological interests with utter contempt. 


If you can, please also make a donation towards the costs of legal action we are taking. We have set up a company for this purpose in order to make the fundraising easier. We are represented by Leigh Day, and the legal case seeks the quashing of EDF’s license.

 

In order to proceed with a judicial review against the MMO, we are aiming to raise £60,000 to cover all of the costs associated with the legal action. We need your support: please contribute and share this page now!

 

Thank you so much for your time and continued support.

 

 

In Solidarity,

Cian Ciarán

on behalf of 'Save the Severn Estuary'

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Cian Ciaran

Oct. 26, 2021

Not long to go!

We have nearly hit the £6000 mark. Can you help us get to £10,000?

A reminder that members of Save the Severn Estuary are taking legal action. The judicial review argues that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) did not have the legal power to vary an existing licence to allow the dumping. This matters, because if EDF had been required to apply for a new licence, then there would have been greater public scrutiny. The legal case also alleges that the MMO failed to properly assess the impact on certain protected species and breached rules about water quality. 

We still need your help to hit our target of £10,000 with only 11 days to go. Please share this message with friends and family,  only by standing together will we make ourselves heard. 

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