Ap­palled by Grif­fiths’ Hink­ley com­ments

Western Mail - - WM2 | VIEWS OF WALES - Tim Richards, Sec­re­tary of the South Wales Anti-Nu­clear Al­liance Aber­tridwr

I WAS ap­palled to read that Les­ley Grif­fiths, the “En­vi­ron­ment” Min­is­ter, has stooped to mak­ing loose state­ments against ac­tivists like my­self con­cerned about the mud from Hink­ley Point be­ing dumped in Cardiff Bay.

I was also very sorry to see that her claims that we have “told lies” made the head­line in your ar­ti­cle, but she gives her­self away by not ac­tu­ally say­ing what those lies were or who told them.

In fact we have been very care­ful to stick to what we do know and we do know that she and the Welsh Gov­ern­ment broke the law by not car­ry­ing out an En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact As­sess­ment into the pos­si­ble risks of dump­ing the mud with­out ad­e­quate test­ing for ra­dioac­tive par­ti­cles.

That is highly ir­re­spon­si­ble and I am sur­prised that my lo­cal Labour AM Hefin David be­lieves what the nu­clear power “ex­perts” tell him with­out re­al­is­ing that the in­dus­try is self-reg­u­lated.

Un­for­tu­nately he has not even both­ered to re­ply to my email in which I tried to ex­plain to him the risks of low-level ra­di­a­tion and urged him to make his own judge­ments.

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