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Hundreds meet in Llanelli to oppose coal gas plan

Issue No. 2388

Over 300 people poured into a meeting in Burry Port, Llanelli, to voice their anger and concern about plans for underground coal gasification (UCG) in the Loughor Estuary.

Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) got permission to carry out UCG last year. The process is associated with serious groundwater contamination and massive carbon emissions.

CNR’s founder Algy Cluff did not appear in person, but he sent along his policy director and a couple of technical experts instead. 

Keith Ross spoke on behalf of Safe Energy and was very well received.

From the questions asked it’s obvious that local people are well informed about the plans and about what the considerable impacts are likely to be.

Residents voiced concern that the plans could be potentially disastrous for the sensitive habitat. The company representatives were left in no doubt about the strength of local opposition to their plans.

Thanks to Huw Pudner

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