Hinckley Point C: Acoustic Fish Deterrent

In March 2019, we let you know that we had received an application to vary an existing environmental permit from NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, near Bridgwater.

We told you that the company no longer wants to include an Acoustic Fish Deterrent (AFD) as part of their cooling water intake system.  We also told you that we are running a public consultation, and invited you to share your comments with us.

We wrote to you again in June 2019, to let you know we had formally asked the company to provide us with the following additional report so that we could determine their permit variation application.

We have now received the above report from the company.  The report is available online at Citizen Space.  We will consider the findings of the report in our determination of the company’s permit variation application.

Next steps
As the company did not make this report available at the start of the public consultation, we have extended the date to give stakeholders time to consider the information and send their comments back to us.  The consultation will close by the end of 26 July 2019.

Please submit all comments to us by the end of 26 July 2019.

How to respond
• Online: Citizen Space consultation tool
• Email: psc-waterquality@environment-agency.gov.uk
• By writing to ‘Environment Agency, Permitting and Support Centre, Water Quality Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WF’

Normally we must add all responses we receive onto our public register.  Please tell us if you want your response to be confidential.