We have applied to the Environment Agency for the three permits it needs to operate a nuclear power station. Permits cover the work and the controls that the Sizewell C project need to put in place for construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning of the new power station.
Water Discharge Activity (WDA) Permit | Required to allow the discharge of non-radioactive cooling water from the Sizewell C reactor back into the sea.
Combustion Activity (CA) Permit | Required to allow the operation of the diesel generators in the unlikely event the power station experiences a loss of onsite power.
Radioactive Substances Activities (RSA) Permit | Required to allow the discharge of small amounts of radioactivity from the Sizewell C reactor into the air and sea, and disposal of solid radioactive waste generated by the reactor.
The Environment Agency is now running a 12 week public consultation on those applications from 6 July – 2 October 2020.