The long awaiting Thyspunt Impact Studies have been released by Arcus Gibbs and are bound to cause further controversy regarding the building of a nuclear power station near Jeffreys Bay.
It is a lengthy document but the over-riding conclusion is that Thyspunt is suitable for the mega project to go ahead and the concerns raised by the public and other affected parties are not too serious.
The document states that debris flow (the movement of sand and water) in the Sand River is of no concern “provided that standard engineering practice is used for roads and associated structures”.
It states that there is no risk of damage to the proposed site of the nuclear reactor or to the access roads from debris flow.
Residents of St Francis Bay who have been driving over the temporary Sand River bridge since 2012 might not quite agree with the opinion expressed in the Impact Study.
What the Impact Study on debris flow does however admit, is that the prevailing wind in the Thyspunt area is westerly.
The consultants were harshly criticised during the last public inputs on the draft EIA for stating that the prevailing wind was North Westerly.
This point caused distrust amongst residents who felt that if such a basic error was made, what other errors could be contained within the Impact Studies.
JBay News will break up the Impact Study into smaller articles for publication to enable residents to find out for themselves what is contained within the documents.
JBay News in no way endorses the Impact Studies which need to be scrutinised by the residents and other affected parties so as to come to an informed decision regarding Thyspunt.
Public meetings in our area are planned for:
Oyster Bay Hall – 19 October 2015 @ 18:00
St Francis Links Golf Club – 20 October 2015 @ 18:00
Sea Vists Community Hall – 21 October 2015 @ 18:00
Newton Hall Jeffreys Bay – 22 October 2015 @ 18:00
Humansdorp Golf Club – 23 October 2015 @ 18:00