Irish National Trust in High Court challenge to Hinkley Point

An Taisce, the Irish National Trust, is taking a High Court action challenging the planned nuclear power plant set for Hinkley Point in Somerset, which is 240 KM from the Irish coast.

RTE reports that the case was taken after the UK authorities did not consult Ireland about the plant before it granted consent for its construction.
Hinkley Point
An Taisce argues that consultation would allow the UK to consider properly and fully the impact and effects of the plant across boundaries.

An Taisce spokesperson James Nix said: “This case is not about interfering with the right of the UK authorities to make their own decisions, nor about being pro or anti-nuclear.

“It is about ensuring that the rights and interests of the Irish public and their concern for their environment are not excluded from those decisions, and that the Irish public is properly consulted in accordance with the law on a project of this nature.”

Speaking on RTE, Mr Nix said the changes to the existing plant will significantly increase output at Hinkley Point.

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