Geraint Davies MP

Working hard for Swansea - yn gweithio dros Abertawe

No excuse for further Lagoon delay now

Welcoming the Henry review recommending the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon goes ahead Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West said  "I've been involved in the development of this ambitious project for seven years and it's high time the Government pushed the button on the Lagoon and the work begins. "The science has been tested and green energy is the future so, now that Charles Henry has shown that, based on the taxpayer subsidy over the lifetime of the project, it makes financial sense there's no excuse for delay. 
"Swansea Tidal Lagoon would be cheaper than the latest nuclear option at Hinkley Point without the decommissioning risks and in cost offers  "a very much lower figure than almost any source of power generation," 
"Swansea faces tough economic times with Brexit so this massive investment could make a big difference to keeping us moving forward. We want to be known for innovation and success and Swansea as the Lagoon pathfinder will be an important part of our brand for attracting more international investment to our city region."

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commented 2017-02-24 16:33:07 +0000
Please DO NOT go ahead with the lagoon not enough it known about the environmental problems and there is no meaningful mitigation (or money!) for if things go wrong.
It is more than likely to kill most of the life in the bay and river, recreation and tourism will suffer as it will look terrible – a grey wall, the lagoon will be full of sewage, you won’t be able to sail in it as the winds will be too disturbed, it will mobilise heavy metals, pollution and radioactive discharge from the hospital in the sediments causing scouring, Mumbles will be muddy with no sand to replenish, “protected” species & habitats including a SSSI will be destroyed and it will be very dangerous. People will want to get too close; swimming out, using different craft to get along the limbs of the lagoon as well as jumping off making the need it to become Fort Knox rather than the Disneyfied sunny images of families, cyclists and other users all enjoying the area in harmony!! We need better greener sources of energy – this is not it!

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