Tuesday, 2 June 2015

When They Begin the Lagoon?


There are further issues arising about the plan to build a 'green electricity'-generating tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/31/worlds-first-tidal-lagoon-clean-energy-scheme-environmental-concerns). It appears that people in across the water in Cornwall are unhappy about plans to re-open a quarry to extract the substantial amount of rock that would be needed on the project. This, they feel, would have detrimental local impacts on the area and its amenities (you never get something for nothing in major constructions). A second concern is that a Chinese building company is reportedly in 'pole-position' to get the contract, if it goes ahead. This is somewhat at variance with the claim that the construction will be a major boost to local jobs in the area (always a 'selling point' for this kind of plan in Wales). These are, however, all human concerns and what the building and its operation might do to the environment and wild life seems to be rather on the back-burner.

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