Comment on Eskom’s plans

Koeberg Power Station near Melkbos as seen from the air. Photo: SAM CLARK

Eskom wants to build a temporary storage facility at Koeberg nuclear power plant for radioactive waste, and it wants to know what you think about that.

It is has to give notice of these plans and a public participation process, in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, of 2014.

The proposed site for the storage facility will be vacant land within the plant’s secured compound.

The EIA report is available at Koeberg library, Wesfleur library, Koebergvisitors’centre,the Rondebosch office of consulting firm SRK and at www.srk.co.za via the “Library” and “Public” documents links. Stakeholders can submit comments and register on the project database.

Stakeholders must include their name, contact details and an indication of any direct business, financial, personal, or other interest which they have in the application by Wednesday December 14 to Jessica du Toit of SRK Consulting at jedutoit@srk.co.za

A public open day, when the project will be discussed, will be held at the Koeberg visitors’ centre, from 3pm to 6pm, on Wednesday November 30.

Stakeholders should confirm their intention to attend. Proof of identity will be required for access to the plant. To submit comments, request information or register, email jedutoit@srk.co.za or call 021 659 3060.