Welcome to the website of Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell [TEAGS].

EDF’s plans to build two new nuclear reactors at Sizewell in east Suffolk will have a devastating impact on this unique and magical place, and especially on the villages of Theberton and Eastbridge and the local environment. The construction of Sizewell C&D must not be allowed to destroy the lives of local residents, or the qualities that make this area of Suffolk, and the Minsmere Reserve, so special and so popular with visitors:  the peace, tranquility, dark night skies, beautiful landscapes, fragile coastline and rich wildlife.

We oppose the building of what is effectively a new town for 2,400 construction workers so close to Minsmere and only 300 yards from the tiny, peaceful hamlet of Eastbridge, and believe that the B1122 – a winding country road – is not fit to carry up to 900 construction lorries each day through Theberton. A dedicated relief road is necessary, to reduce the impact on residents, visitors and listed buildings, and allow proper emergency evacuation.

Visit our News Section for the latest updates and media coverage, check out our social media feeds below, and to find out more about who we are, visit Contact Us.

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Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS4 hours ago
EDF’s much-postponed plan for a reactor in Normandy of the same kind as those earmarked for Britain has come in for stinging criticism from France’s nuclear watchdog.

A senior official at the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire implicitly accused the French state electrician of delaying the disclosure that at least 33 welds at the European Pressurised Reactor that is under construction in Flamanville were substandard and needed to be repaired at a cost of €400 million.

EDF says that the teething troubles it has encountered at Flamanville will help to smooth the construction of two EPRs at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS1 day ago
......The UK arm of the French state-owned nuclear giant is yet to agree a fresh financing framework for the Sizewell C nuclear in Suffolk after repeated criticism of the Hinkley Point C deal.

But Simone Rossi, the company’s new chief executive, said the group expects to be able start construction at the end of 2021 to take advantage of its experience building the Hinkley project in Somerset.

..... The Government is expected to abandon the contract offered to EDF Energy for Hinkley, which put bill payers on the hook to guarantee the developer a price of £92.50 for every megawatt-hour of energy produced.

Under the new proposals, known as a regulated asset base (RAB) model, EDF Energy could be in line for similar terms as those offered to companies building major multi-billion pound water infrastructure developments.

The Telegraph revealed earlier this year that Dalmore Capital, one of the backers of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, is in talks to help ­finance the £16bn Sizewell nuclear plant.
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS3 days ago
“EDF is pushing to begin construction of its Sizewell C nuclear power station on the east coast of the England by the end of 2021, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

The French utility will hold its third and final round of consultations with stakeholders on the project in January 2019 and submit planning applications in early 2020, paving the way for a 2021 construction start date, Simone Rossi, EDF Energy chief executive, told delegates at the Energy UK annual conference.

.......The government is currently considering implementing a new funding model for nuclear power stations dubbed the “regulated asset base”. The RAB model would give investors the comfort of a long term rate of return, overseen by the sector watchdog, based on the value of their regulated asset base, rather than through a negotiated strike price.

Mr Rossi said the RAB model would be “a fair partnership between consumers, policymakers and developers, which would achieve a fair balance between who bears the risks and what is the cost of these risks.”

TEAGS on Twitter

2 weeks ago
French nuclear watchdog warns #EDF over faulty weldings at flagship new #nuclear plant at #Flamanville. https://t.co/why5EEq8HB via @financialtimes
2 weeks ago
#hinkley problems a warning for #sizewell. BBC report: rental rates up by 18%, food bank demand up by 1/3rd, major traffic congestion. Report starts at 06.15 into programme. #suffolk @TEAGonSizewell
2 weeks ago
#legal challenge establishes #environmental impact assessment into @edfehinkleyc @edfenergy #mud dumping in #Cardiff did not exist & has led to #WelshAssembly debate & vote being arranged next week #transparency #consultation @beisgovuk @PINSgov #worry

Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell


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