A NUCLEAR power firm has been challenged to prove it is safe to pump hundreds of litres of waste into Mersea’s Blackwater estuary.
Magnox, which runs Bradwell Power Station, is releasing dissolved metal casings surrounding spent fuel rods, known as fuel element debris, into the estuary at high tide.
Magnox and the Environment Agency say the discharge is within authorised limits.
But Mersea mum Tracey Jones has set up the Blackwater Guardians group because parents are worried the waste could harm their children.
She said: “They say it is at a safe level, but what does that mean?
“What is a safe level when it comes to nuclear waste?
“We’re worried about the effect on children who will be playing in water, especially in these summer months.
“Can they prove it’s safe?”
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