A FORUM has been held to discuss the details of the technology set for the Bradwell B project.

The second community forum, which was held online, saw more than 30 representatives from across the Maldon district attend the meeting for members of the project team to find out about the reactor design proposed for the site.

This list included community organisations, public service organisations, county, district and parish councillors and MPs.

China General Nuclear (CGN) has developed and is constructing new nuclear power stations in China using Hualong reactors.

The UK HPR1000 power station is based on the Hualong design and has been submitted to the UK nuclear regulators for an assessment to see if it is a suitable build for Bradwell B.

Bradwell B’s community relations manager Stephen Bray said: “We were joined by Environment Agency representatives, who presented on the regulators’ generic design assessment of our proposed reactor technology, the UK HPR1000, and their current public consultation.

“We also took the time to talk about environmental impact assessment, which is a major part of our work in preparing our application for planning permission.”

However, there have been many objectors to the plans.

The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group have said the main problem with any new nuclear development at Bradwell was the unsuitability of the site itself.

The Environment Agency consultation continues until April 4.

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